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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, 
by the Ameliican Sunday-School Union, in the Clerk's 
Office of the District Court of the United States for the 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

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^TsJi American Sunday - School Hymn-Bc oh" was 
compiled by a committee of pastors and superin- 
fcendents in the city of New York. The title defines 
its character. It is believed to be well adapted for 
general use. The hymns will be found remarkable 
in the following particulars : — (1.) Their simplicity. 
No hymn has been admitted whose meaning may not 
readily be apprehended by children. (2.) Their op- 
propriatenesa. As they are hymns for the Sunday- 
8chool, with the exception of a few on temperance, 
every hymn can be sung with perfect propriety on 
the Lord's day. (3.) Their variety. In this par- 
ticular the book could not easily be improved. Se- 
lections may be found suitable for infant-classes as 
well as for those older; for mission-schools, anni- 
versaries, prayer-meetings, Ac. (4.) Their arrange- 
ment. It is simple and natural. Hymns suited to 
almost any occasion may be found with very little 

The committee undertook the task to meet a want 
which they have long lelt. The book is offered to 
the public, confident that it will prove to be uaefiil 
and acceptable. They have also prepared a book 
of tunes adapted to all the hymns in this book, en- 
titled The Sabbath-School Hosanna. ^^ 

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Opening ScaooL , 1 — 12 

Prayer 13—83 

Praise 34—60 

God 61—78 

The Saviour 79-113 

The Holy Spirit 114-121 

The Bible 122-134 

The Sabbath 135-145 

Sabbath-School 146-153 

Warnings and Invitations 154-195 

Repentance 196-219 

Religion , 220-269 

Life 270-298 

Death 299-310 

Judgment 311-316 

Heaven 317-351 

Missionary 352-365 

Anniversaries 366-383 

Miscellaneous 384-405 

Temperance 406-425 

Teachers' Meetings 426-437 

Closing School 438-455 




1. CM. 

1 Now condescend, Almighty King, 

To bless this happy throng ; 

And kindly listen while we sing 

Our grateful morning song. 

2 We come to own the power diving 

That watches o'er our days; 

For this our cheerful voices join 

In hymns of grateful praise. 

8. We come to learn thy holy word, 
And ask thy tender care ; 
Before thy throne Almighty Lord, 
We bond in humble prayer. 

4 May we in safety pass this day. 
From 8in and danger free ; 
And ever walk in that sure way 
That leads to heaven and thee. 


2. U.I. 

1. Again we meet, Lord, 

Again we fill this place, 
To hear thy holy word 

And ask thy promised grace ; 
To thank thee for the gifts we shar«^ 
The children of thy love and care. 

2. Grant us the listening ear, 

The understanding heart, 
The mind and will sincere, 
To choose the better part, — 
To take the learner's lowly seat, 
And gather wisdom at thy feet. 

3. Through this, and every day, 

Teach us thy paths to tread ; 
Nor let our feet astray 
By Satan's wiles be led ; 
But keep us in the narrow road, — 
The way to glory and to God. 

3. L,I 

Assembled in our school once more, 
Lord, thy blessing we implore ; 
We meet to read and sing and pray; 
Be with us then through this thy day. 

Our fervent prayer to thee ascends. 
For parents, teachers, foes and friendf, 
And when we in thy house appear, 
Help us to worship in thy fear. 


i. When we on earth shall meet bk) more, 
May we above to glory soar, 
And praise thee in more lofty strains, 
Where one eternal Sabbath reigns. 

4. CM. 

1. Another week has pass'd away, 

Time swiftly speeds along ; 
We come again to praise and pray, 
And sing our greeting song. 

We come with song to greet you, 
We come with song again. 

2. We come the Saviour's name to praise. 

To sing the wondrous love 
Of Him who guards us all our days. 
And guides to heaven above. 

We come, &c. 

3. We'll sing of mercies daily given. 

Through every passing year, 
We'll sing the promises of Heaven, 
With voices loud and clear 

We come, &c. 

L We'll sing ot many a happy hour 
We've passed in Sunday-school, 
Where truth, like summer's genial shower 
Extends its gracious rule. 

We come, &c. 

6. Our youthful hearts will gladly raise, 
Our voices sweetly sing, 
A general song of grateful praise ;• 
To Heaven's jternal King. (^^ 

We come, &e \ 


5t Ss & 7s. 

1. All the week we spend 

Full of childish bliss, 

Every changing scene 

Brings its happiness ; 

Yet our joys would not be full 

Had we not the Sabbath-schooL 

2. Lovely is the dawn 

Of each rising day, 
Loveliest the morn 

Of the Sabbath-day ; 
Then our infant hearts are full 
Of the precious Sabbath-schooL 

8. To our happy ears 

Blessed news is brought, 
Tidings of the work 

Love divine has wrought, — 
Gracious news and merciful ; 
How we love the Sabbath-school ! 

4. Sweetly fades the light 
Of each passing day ; 
Peaceful is the night 
Of the Sabbath-day ; 
Then our hearts with praise are fuJs 
For the precious Sabbath-school. 

6. 9s & 6s. 

, On Sabbatn morning, oh how pleasant 
« To come to Sabhath-school 1 
When every happv ihild is present, 
And every seat la full. 


2. The blessed Bible there engages 
Each youthful heart and eye, 
To learn from God's own holy pages 
The wisdom from on high. 

3 And surely He, who feeds the flowers 
With heaven's own morning dew. 
Will send on our young hearts the showers 
Of heavenly blessing too. 

4. Then let us gladly gather round him, 
And love him while we may. 
For they who seek have always found him, 
E'en in their early day. 

6. And when life's Sabbaths all are ended. 
We all may meet above, 
Where he for us hath now ascended, 
Our Father's house of love. 

7. 10s, 7s & 5s. 

1 When the morning light drives v^ay the 

With the sun so bright and full, 
And it draws its line near the hou? of ni^^e, 
I'll away to the Sabbath-school : 

For 'tis there we all agree, 

All with hapjry hearts and free. 

And I love to early be 

At the Sabbath-school. 
I'll away away ! I'll away ! away ! 
I'll away to the Sabbath-school. 

2. Ou the frosty dawn of a winter's morn, v 
When thp earth is wrsDp'd in snow. 


Or when summer breeze plays round the n'ees, 
To the Sabbath-school I'll go ; 
When the holy day has come, 
And the S ibbath-breakers roam 
I delight to lea-ve my home 
For the Sabbath-school. 

I'll away, &c. 

3 In the class I meet with the friends I greets 
At the time of morning prayer ; 
And our hearts we raise in a hymn of praise, 
For 'tis always pleasant there : 
In the Book of holy truth, 
Full of counsel and reproof. 
We behold the guide of youth, 
At the Sabbath-school. 

I'll away, &c. 

4. May the dews of grace fill the hallow d place, 
And the sunshine never fail, 
While each h) Doming rose which in memory 
Shall a sweet perfume exhale : 
When we mingle here no more. 
But have met on Jordan's shore. 
We will talk of moments o'er 
At the Sabbath-school. 

I'll away^ &c. 

8. 10s. 

1. I'll awake at dawn m the Sabbath-day, 
For 'tis wrong to doze holy time away; 
With my lessons learn'd, this shall be m| 

rule, — 
Never to be late at the Sabbath-school. 


2. Birds awake betimes, every Diorn they sing, 
None are tardy th^re wiien the woods do 

So when Sunday comes tMs shall be my 

rule, — 
Never to be late at the Sabbath-school. 

3. When the summer's sun wakes the flcwers 

They the call obey, — none are tardy then ; 
Nor will I forget that it is my rule 
Never to be late at the Sabbath-school. 

1. But these Sabbath-days will soon be o'er. 
And these happy hou#s shall return no more ; 
Then I'll ne'er regret that it was my rule 
Never to be late at the Sabbath-school 

9. 8s & 6s, (Peculiar.) 

The morning sky is bright and clear, 

Away to Sabbath-school ; 
Let each one in the class appear ; 

Away to Sabbath-school : 
'Tis there we learn his holy word. 
And find the road that leads to God. 

Away, away, away, away, 

Away to Sabbath-school. 


When each at night shall go to prayer, 

We'll ask our God above 
T' extend o'er teachers his kind care, 

And crown them with his love. 


And when on earth our time is sped, 
And we are number'd with the dead, 


If faithful, we shall meet above, 
We all shall meet above. 

10. Peculiar. 

1. Away from home to school we come. 

Upon this holy day ; 
In faith and love we look above, 

And humbly praise and pray. 
Oh, let this hour to God be given ! 
Let every heart be raised to heaven ; 
And while in youth we learn the tru.h, 

May we the truth obey ! 

2 Our teachers dear, we meet you here, 
And share your faithful care ; 

Oh, may each heart, its thanks impart, 
In grateful, earnest prayer 

That God may crown with joys above 

Your patient toil and works of love ; 

And that at la^t, life's changes past, 
We all may meet you there. 

11. II. 1. 

1. Come, let us gladly sing 
To God our Saviour- King; 
With thanks his presence seek, 
In psalms his praises speak ; 
He*8 God most high : let all draw nigh, 
And crown h'm Lord of earth and sky 


2. He gave the mountains birth, 
He made the spacious eai:h; 
His are the sea and land : 
They rose at his command. 

With reverence all before him fall. 
And on his name devoutly call. 

3. Come, kneel before his throne. 
For he is God alone ; 

We are the flock he leads, — 
The sheep his bounty feeds; 

To-day, to-day, his voice obey ; 

Grieve not the Holy Ghost away. 

12. S.M. 

1. Lord, fix our wandering thoughts, 

Thy sacred vvord to hear 
With deep attention and with love. 
With reverence and with fear. 

2. Let us remember still 

That God is present here ; 
And let our hearts be all engaged 
Whjn we draw near in prayer. 

3. And when the numble notes 

Of praise our lips employ, 
Give us to taste the sweet delight 
Which saints in heaven enjoy. 

4. Oh, may thy sacred word 

Sink deep in every breast, 
And let us all by grace be brought 
To Christy the promiaoi rest 



13. 68&5s. 

1. OuB Father in heaven, 

We hallow thy name ! 
May thy kingdom holy 

On earth be the same! 
Oh, give to us daily 

Our portion of bread; 
It is from thy bounty 

That all must be fed. 

2. Forgive our transgressions, 

And teach us to know 
That humble compassion 

That pardons each foe ; 
Keep us from temptation. 

From weakness and sin ; 
And thine be the glory 

Forever, amen! 

U. CM. 

1. Prayer is the soul's sincere desire, 
Unutter'd or express'd ; 
Ihe motion of a hidden fire 
That trembles in the breast. 

2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh, 
The falling of a tear, 
The upward glancing of an eye 
When none but God is near. 

i> A r E B. 16 

S. Prayer is the simplest form of speeeh 
That infant lips can try ; 
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach 
The majesty on high. 

4 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice 
Returning from his ways ; 
While angels in their songs rejoice, 
And say, "Behold, he prays." 

15. CI. 

1, The Lord attends when children pray, 

A whisper he can hear ; 
He knows not only what we say, 
But what we wish or fear. 

2. He sees us when we are alone, 

Though no one else can see ; 
And all our thoughts to him are knowE, 
Wherever we may be. 

*Tis not enough to bend the knee. 

And words of pra^yer to say: 
The heart must with the lips agree, 

Or else we do not pray. 

4. Teach us, Lord, tv> pray aright. 

Thy grace to us impart, 
That we in prayer may take delight, 
And serve thee with the heart. 

5. Then, heavenly Father ! at thy tnrone 

Thy praise we will proclaiia ; y 

And daily our requests make kno^yn, (f 
In our Kediemer's name. \ 

P R A r E B. 

1«. LM. 

1. What various hindrances we meet 
In coming to a mercy-seat ! 

Yet who that knows the worth of prayer 
But wishes to be often there ? 

2. Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw; 
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw ; 
Gives exercise to faith and love ; 

Brings every blessing from above. 

?>. Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ; 

Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright; 
And Sataa trembles when he sees 
The weakest saint upon his knees. 

1 Have you no words ? Ah, think again : 
Words flow apace when you complain. 
And fill your fellow-creature's ear 
With the sad tale of all your care. 

5. Were half the breath thus vainly spent, 
To heaven in supplication sent. 
Your cheerful song would oftener be, 
"Hear what the Lord hath done for me." 

17. 7s. 

1. Come, mj- soul, thy suit prepare, 
Jesus loves to answer prayer ; 
He that bids us humbly pray 
Sends us not unbless'd away. 

2 Thou an coming to a King, 
Large petitions with : hee bring • 


For his grace and power are ducb, 
None can ever ask too much. 

J. Lord, 1 come to thee for rest, 
Take possession of my breast ; 
There thy sovereign right maintain, 
And without a rival reign. 

18. 7s. 

I. Lord, we come before thee now, 
At thy feet we humbly bow ; 
Oh, do not our suit disdain ; 
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain ? 

2., Lord, on thee our souls depend; 
In compassion now descend ; 
Fill our hearts with heavenly grace, 
Tune our lips to sing thy prsiise. 

8. In thine own appointed way, 
Now we seek thee, — here we stay : 
Lord, we kno^e not how to go, 
Till a blessing ihou bestow. 

4. Send some message from thy word 
That may joy and peace afford ; 
Let thy Spirit now impart 
Full salvation to each heart. 

19. SJl. 

1. Jesus, who knows full well 

The heart of every saint, ^ 

Invites us all our griefs to teli* v 

To pray and never faint. \ 


2. Ho b jwss his gracious ear; 

We never plead in vain ; 
Then let us wait till he appear. 
And pray, and pray again. 

3. Though unbelief suggest, 

Why should we longer wait ? 
He bids us never give him rest, 
But knock at mercy's gate. 

20. I. M. 

1. Prayer is appointed to convey 

The blessings God designs to give ; 
Long as they live should Christians pray, 
For only while they pray they live. 

2. If pain afflict or wrongs oppress, 

If cares distract or fears dismay, 
If guilt deject, if sin distress, 

In every case still watch and pray. 

8. 'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weak, 
Though thought be broken, language lame ; 
Pray, if thou canst or canst not speak. 
But pray with faith in Jesus' name. 

-^ Depend on him, thou canst not fail ; 

Make all thy wants and wishes known ; 
Fear not, his merits must prevail ; 
Ask but in faith, it shall be done. 

21. S.M. 

1 Come to the mercy-seat. 

Come to the place of prayer ; 
Corn*, little children, to His feet, 
In whom ye live arid are. 


2. Come to our God in prayer, 
Come to your Saviour now, 
While youthful skies are bright and fair, 
And health is on your brow. 

8. Come in the name of Him 

Who all your sorrows bore, — 
Who ever lives to pardon sin, 
And will be sought by prayer. 

22. I.M. 

i. Jesus, the condescending King, 

Is pleased to hear when children sing 
And while our feeble voices rise, 
Will not the humble prayer despise. 

2. Then keep us, Lord, from every sin 
Which we can see and feel within ; 
And what we neither feel nor see, 

. Forgive, for all is known to thee. 

3. We own there's nothing good in us 
To cause thee to befriend us thus ; 
We cannot think a goodly thought, 
Or ever serve thee as we ought. 

4. Yet, Lord, we humbly venture nigh, 
Because thou didst come down to die ; 
And this is all the plea we make, 

Oh^ save us for thy mercy's sake. 

2'6. 7s & 6s. 

1 Go when the morning shineth, 

Go when the noon is bright, ^ 

Go when the eve declineth, S^ 
Go in the hush of night; l^ 


Go with f ire mind and feeling 
Fliiig e.irtluy thought away, 

And, in thy closet kneeling, 
Do ihou in secret pray. 

2, RemeDiber all who love thee. 

All who are loved by thee ; 
Pray, too, for those who hate thee, 

If any such there be ; 
Then for thyself, in meekness, 

A blessing humbly claim, 
And blend with each petition 

Thy great Redeemer's name. 

8 Or, if 'tis e'er denied thee 

In solitude to pray, 
Should holy thoughts come o'er thee 

When friends are round thy way, 
E'en then the silent breathing 

Thy spirit lifts above, 
Will reach His throne of glory. 

Where dwells eternal love. 

4. Oh, not a joy or blessing 

With this can we compare, — 
The grace our Father gives us, 

To pour our souls in prayer ; 
Whene'er thou art in sadness. 

Before his footstool fall ; 
Remember, too, in gladness. 

His love who gave thee all. 

21* 78. e lines* 

1. Holy Lord, our hearts prepare. 
For the solemn work of prayer; 


Grant that, wiile we bend the knee, 
All our thoughts may turn to thee; 
Let thy presence here be found. 
Breathing peace and joy around. 

2 While we come around thy throne, 
Make thy power and glory known; 
As thy children may we call 

On our Father, Lord of all. 
And with holy love and fear 
At thy footstool now appear. 

3. Teach us, while we breathe our woes. 
On thy promise to repose ; 
All thy tender love to trace. 
In the Saviour's work of grace; 
Let us all in faith depend 
On a gracious God and Friend. 

25. CM. 

1. Alas ! what hourly dangers rise, 

What snares beset my way ! 
To heaven, oh, let me lift my eyes, 
And hourly watch and pray. 

2. How oft my mournful thoughts complain. 

And melt in flowing tears ! 
My weak resistance, — ah, how vain! 
How strong my foes and fears ! 

3 Lord, increase my faith and hope, 

When foes and fears prevail, 
And bear my fainting spirit up, 
Or soon m/ strength will faiL 


4. Oh, keep me in thy heavenly way, 

And bid the tempter flee ; 

And let me never, never stray 

From happiness and thee. 

26. CM. 

1 I LOVE to steal a while away 
From every cumbering care, 
And spend the hours of setting day 
In humble, grateful prayer. 

2. I love in solitude to shed 

The penitential tear. 
And all his promises to plead, 
Where none but God can hear. 

3. I love to think on mercies past, 

And future good implore ; 
And all my cares and sorrows cast 
On Him whom I adore. 

4. I love by faith to take a view 

Of brighter scenes in heaven ; 
The prospect doth my strength renew, 
While here by tempests driven. 

Thus, waen life's toilsome day is o'er, 
May its departing ray 
Be calm as this impressive hour, 
And leai to enlless day 

27. 8s & 7s. 

1, Saviour, visit thy plantation ; 

Grant us. Lord, a gracious rain: 
All will come to desolation. 
Unless thou return again. 


2. Keep no longer at a distance, — 

Shine upon us from on high, 
Lest, for want of thine assistance, 
Every plant should droop and die. 

3. Let our mutual love be fervent, 

Make us prevalent in prayers ; 
Let each one esteem'd thy servant 
Shun the world's enticing snares. 

4. Break the tempter's fatal power; 

Turn the stony heart to flesh ; 
And begin, from this good hour, 
To revive thy work afresh. 

28. 7s. (6 lines.) 

i. Jesus bids me seek his face; 
Lord, I come to ask thy grace ; 
Send thy Spirit from above. 
Teach me to obey and love. 
Unto thee I fain would go. 
All I want thou canst bestow. 

2. Thou wilt e'en a child receive * 
Thou wilt all my sins forgive : 
Oh, dissolve this heart of stone, 
Make me thine, and thine alone : 
Sin is pr :sent with me etill ; 
Disobedient is my will. 

8, Sinful thoughts too oft prevail, 
Vain desires my heart assail : 
Oh, my Saviour, make me whole, 
Form anew my inmost soul ; ^ . 

Kindly guard me every day, 
Be my everlasting stay. ) 


29. CM. 

1. Lord, leach a little child to prajj 
Thy grace betimes impart. 
And grant thy Holy Spirit may 
Renew my infant heart. 

2 A. fallen '^reature I was born, 

And fruoj thy grace I stray'd; 
I must be wretched and forlorn 
Without thy mercy's aid. 

8. But Christ can all my sins forgive, 
And wash away their stain, 
And fit my soul with him to liv(>, 
And in his kingdom reign. 

1. To Mm let little children come, 
For he hath said they may ; 
His bosom then shp.l] be their ho\ie,— 
Their tears heTi wi\«e away. 

5 For all who early seek his face 
Shall surely tas te hi * love ; 
Jesus shall guide them by his grace. 
To dwell with h im al tove. 

30. L. M. 

1. LoBD, behold before ihy throne 

A baud of children k wly bend; 
Thy face we seek, thy nime we own, 
And pray that tbou w It be our friend, 

2. Thou didst on ear ih the y^oung receive, 

And gputly fold them o tby bi east. 


And say thai such in heaven should live 
Forever safe, forever blest. 

5. Thy Holy Spirit's aid impart, 

That he ma^ teach us how ti> pray; 
Make us sincere, and let each heart 
Delight to tread in wisdom's wiay. 

t. Oh, let thy grace our souls renew, 
And seal a sense of pardon there ; 
Teach us thy will to know and do, 
And let us all thine image bear. 

31. 8s & 7s. 

1. Jesus ! tender Shepherd, hear me ! 

Bless thy little lamb to-night ! 
Through the darkness be thou near me, 
Watch my sleep till morning light. 

2. All this day thy hand has led me. 

And I thank thee for thy care ; 
Thou hast clothed me, warm'd and fed me,- 
Listen to my evening prayer. 

K Let my sins be all forgi veu ! 

Bless the friends I love so well! 
Take me, when I die, to heaven, 
Happy there with thee to dwell. 

32. 7s. 

1. Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, 
Look upon a little child ; 
Pity my simplicity, / 

Suffer me to come to thee. > 

6 P U A r E R. 

2. Faiu 1 w)uld to thee be broughi 
Gracious God, forbid it not : 

In the kingdom of thy grace 
Give a little child a place. 

3. Oh, supply my every want, 
Feed the young and tender plant ; 
Day and night my keeper be. 
Every moment watch round me. 

33. S.I. 

1 Lord, hear an infant pray, 
Who loves to bow the knee ; 
Wash all my many sins away, 
And bring me near to thee 

2. Oh, teach my wandering feet 

To tread in Zion's way; 
And from the precious mercy-seit 
Oh, let me never stray. 

3. Oh, teach my infant lips 

To speak thy glorious name ; 
To pray that thou wou'idst care for me, 
A little, tender lamb* 

4. Teach me thy will to know. 

Which thou to babes hast given; 
And all thy precepts may I do 
As aAgels do in heaven. 

6. Prepare me, L^rd, to die, 

And give to thee my breath ; 
To dwell with thee above the sky, 
Trium/^iiant o^er death. 



34. 8s k 7s. 

1 Pkaise to God, the great Creator, 

Praise to God from every tongue , 
Join, my soul, with every creature, 
Join the universal song. 

2 Father, source of all compassion, 

Pure, unbounded grace is thine . 
Hail the God of our salvation, 
Praise him for his love divine 

8 Joyfully on earth adore him, 

Till in heaven our song we raise ; 
Then, enraptured, fall before him, 
Lost in wonder, love and praise 

35 4s, 6s & 8s. 

1. Come, let us raise 
A song of praise 

To him who rules on high ; 
Whose love and power, 
From hour to hour. 
Can every want supply: 
The goodness of our God and King 
Let all with hallelujahs sing. 

2. His bounties flow 
Where'er we go, 

Abound where'er we stay; 


From every snare 

His gracious care 
Defends by night and c^ay: 
The goodness of our God and King 
Let all with hallelujahs sing. 

3. We're travelling on, 

Yet not alone, 
Through life's dark wilderness: 
Close by our side 
A heavenly Guide 
Is pledged for our success : 
The goodness of our God and King 
Let all with hallelujahs sing. 

36. 7s & 6s. 

1 Come, let us sing of Jesus, 

While hearts and accents Mend ; 
Come, let us sing of Jesus, 

The sinner's only friend; 
His holy soul rejoices. 

Amid the choirs above, 
To hear our youthful voices 

Exulting in his love. 

2. We love to sing of Jesus, 

Who wept our path along; 
We love to sing of Jesus, 

The tempted and the strong: 
None who besought his healing, 

He pass'd unheeded by ; 
And still retains his feeling 

For us above the sky. 

8. We love to sing of Jesus, 

Who di^ our sduIs to save; 

PR USE. ^V^ 

We love tc sing of Jesus, 
Triumphant o'er the grave ; 

And in our hour of danger, 
We'll trust his love alone, 

Who once slept in a manger, 
And now sits on the throne. 

Then let us sing of Jesus, 

W^hile yet on earth we stay, 
And hope to sing of Jesus 

Throughout eternal day : 
For those who here confess him, 

He will in heaven confess ; 
And faithful hearts that bless him, 

He will forever bless. 

37. Peculiar. 

1. Oh, come, let us sing! 

Our youthful hearts now swelling, 
I'o God above, a God of love, — 

Oh, come, let us sing ! 
Our joyful spirits, glad and free, 
With high emotions rise to thee 
In heavenly melody, — 

Oh, come, let us sing ! 

2. The full notes prolong. 
Our festal celebrating. 

We hail the day with cheerful lay, 

And full nofes prolong. 
Both cheerful youth and silvery age, 
And childhood pure^ the gay, the sag« 
These thrilling scenes engage, 

Full notes to proioDjr 


3. Oh, swell, swell the song. 
His praises oft repeating : 

His Son he gave our souls to save, — 

Oh, swell, swell the song. 
The humble heart's devotion bring 
Whence gushing streams of love do spring 
And make the welkin ring 

With sweet-swelling song. 

4. We'll chant, chant his praise, — 
Our lofty strains now blending : 

A tribute bring to Christ our King, 

And chant, chant his praise ! 
Our Saviour, Prince, was crucified, 
"'Tis finish'd!" then he meekly cried, 
And bow'd his head and died, — 
Then chant, chant his praise ! 

5. All full chorus join. 
To Jesus condescending 

To bless our race with heavenly grace, 

All fu 1 chorus join ! 
To God, whose mercy on us smiled, 
And Holy Spirit, reconciled 
By Christ, the meek and mild, 

All full choriBis join ! 

38. S.l. 

1 Come, ye who love the Lord, 
And let your joys be known , 
Join in a song with sweet accord, 
And thus surround the throne. 

i. Let these refuse to sing, 

Who never knew our (lod ; 


But servJMits of the heavenly King 
Should speak their joys abroad. 

2. The men of grace have found 
Glory begun below ; 
Celestial fruits on earthly ground 
From faith and hope may grow. 

4. The hill of Zion yields 

A thousand sacred sweets, 
Before we reach the heavenly fields 
Or walk the golden streets. 

6. Then let our songs abound, 
And every tear be dry; 
We're marching through Immanuel's grotifid, 
To fairer worlds on high. 

39. S.M. 

1 ; Awake, and sing the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb ; 
Wake, every heart and every tongue, 
To praise the Saviour's name. 

2 Sing of his dying love ; 

Sing of his rising power ; 
ding how he intercedes above 
For those whose sins he bore. 

B. Sing on your heavenly way. 
Ye ransom'd sinners, sing ; 
Sing on, rejoicing every day 
In Christ, the exalted King. 

{ Sooii we shall hear him say, 
* Ye blessed children, come;*' 


Soon will he call us hence away, 
And take his wanderers home. 

5. Soon shall oui raptured tongue 
His endless praise proclaim, 
And sweeter voices tune the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb. 

40. CM. 

Oh for a thousand tongues to sing 
My great Redeemer's praise, 

The glories of my God and King, 
The triumphs of his grace! 

My gracious Master and my God, 

Assist me to proclaim, 
And spread through all the earth abroad 

The honours of thy name. 

Jesus ! the name that charms our fears, 
That bids our sorrows cease ; 

'Tis music in the sinner's ears; 
'Tis life and health and peace. 

Look unto him, ye nations ; own 

Your God, ye fallen race ; 
Look, and be saved through faith alone. 

Be justified by grace. 

41. 6s & 4s. 

1. Come, thou Almighty King, 
Help nn thy name to sing, 
Helf* us to praise ! 


Father, all glorious, 
O'er all victorious, 
Come and reign over us, 
Ancient of Days. 

Jesus, our Lord, arise, 
Scatter our enemies ; 

Now make them fall ! 
Let thine almighty aid 
Our sure defence be made, 
Our souls on thee be stay'd : 

Lord, hear our call ! 

Come, thou incarnate Word, 
Gird on thy mighty sword ; 

Our prayer attend ! 
Come, and thy people bless ; 
Come, give thy word success i 
Spirit of holiness, 

On us descend ! 

42. 6s & 4s. 

1. Glory to God on high ! 
Let heaven and earth reply, 

" Praise ye his name !" 
Angels, his love adore. 
Who all our sorrows bore ; 
Saints, sing for evermore, 

" Worthy the Lamb I" 

2. Ye, who surround the .hroii«, 
Cheerfully join in on# 

Praising his name 



Ye who have felt his blooa 
Sealing your peace with God, 
Sound through the earth abroad, 
*' Worthy the Lamb !" 

3. Soon must we change our place, 
Yet will we never cease 

Praising his name : 
Still will we tribute bring ; 
Hail him our gracious King ! 
And through all ages sing, 
" Worthy the Lamb !" 

43. C. M. 

1. Come, let us join our cheerful songs 

With angels round the throne ; 
Ten thousand thousand are their tongueSj 
But all their joys are one. 

2. Worthy the Lamb that died, they cry, 

To be exalted thus ; 
Worthy the Lamb, our lips reply, 
For he was slain for us. 

Z. Jesus is worthy to receive 
Honour and power divine ; 
And blessings more than we can give 
Be, Lord forever thine. 

4. Let all that dwell above the sky, 
And air, and earth, and seas. 
Conspire to lift thy glories high, 
And speak thine endless praise. 


44. S.M. 

1. Oh. 1 less the Lord, my soul, 

His grace to thee proclaim ; 
And all that is within me, jciii 
To bless his holy name. 

2. Oh, bless the Lord, my soul. 

His mercies bear in mind ; 
Forget not all his benefits, 
Who is to thee so kind. 

3. He pardons all thy sins, 

Prolongs thy feeble breath ; 
He healeth thine infirmities. 
And ransoms thee from death. 

4. He feeds thee with his love, 

Upholds thee with his truth ; 
And, like the eagles, he renews 
The vigour of thy youth. 

5. Then bless the Lord, my soul. 

His grace, his love, proclaim ; 
Let all that is within me join 
To bless his holy name 

45. CM. 

6. Almighty Father, heavenly King, 

Who rulest the worlds above, 
Accept the trilute children bring 
Of gratitude and love. 

2. To thee, each morning, when we rise. 
OUiT early vows we'll pay ; 


And ere the night has closed our eyes, 
We'll thank thee for the day. 

5. Our Saviour, ever good and kind, 
To us his word hath given, 
That young ones, such as we, may find 
A certain path to heaven. 

1 Stretch out, Lord, thy gracious hand^ 
To guide our erring youth ; 
And lead us to that blissful land 
"Where dwells eternal truth. 

46. LM. 

1 Now to the Lord a noble song ! 

Awake, my soul I awake, my tongue ! 

Hosanna to the eternal Name ! 

And all his boundless love proclaim. 

2. See where it shines in Jesus' face, 
The brightest image of his grace ; 
God, in the person of his Son, 
Has all his mightiest works outdone. 

si, Grace ! — 'tis a sweet, a charming them« 
My tlioughts rejoice at Jesus' name ; 
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound ; 
Ye heavens, refect it to the ground. 

L Oh, may I reach that happy place 
Where he unveils his lovely fare. 
Where all his beauties you behold. 
And sing his name tc harps of g^ld 


47. CM. 

1. All hail the power of Jesus' name! 

Let angels prostrate fall : 
Bring forth tlie royal diadem, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

2. Crown him, ye martyrs of our God, 

Who from his altar call ; 
Extol the stem of Jesse's rod, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

3. Ye chosen seed of Israel's race, 

Ye ransom 'd from the fall, 
Hail him who saves you by his grace. 
And crown him Lord of all. 

4. Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall, 
Go, spread your trophies at his feet, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

5. Let every kindred, every tribe, 

On this terrestrial ball. 
To him all majesty ascribe, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

48. S.M. 

1. To praise the Saviour's name, 
Let little children try ; 
While saints and angels do the eame 
In the bright world on high. 

2 His love in ©aven is sung. 
His name is there adored; 


3h PR /^ISE. 

And children here, however young; 
May learn to praise the Lord 

8. The wonders of that love 

No earthly tongue can tell, 
Which brought the Saviour from abova^ 
To save our souls from hell. 

4. For us he wept and bled, 

And suffer' d all his pain. 
For us was number'd with the deatl. 
And rose to life again. 

5. And still for us he prays, 

And makes our souls his care ; 
He loves to hear our feeble praise ^ ' 
And listen to our prayer. 

6. Lord Jesus ! grant that we 

May know thy saving grace, 
On earth thy humble followers be, 
In heaven behold thy face. 

49. I M. 

\ Awake, my soul; in joyful lays, 

And sing thy great Redeemer's praise 
He justly claims a song from thee, — 
His loving-kindness, oh, how free ! 

2. He saw me ruin'd in the fall. 
Yet loved me notwithstanding all ^ 
He saved me from my lost estate, — 
His loving-kindness, oh, how great* 

3 When trouble, like a gloomy cloudy 
Hus gather'! thick and thunder'd loud. 

PRArsE. 39 

He near my soul has alwaj * stood. — 
His loving-kindness, oh, hew good I 

4. Often I feel my sinful heart 
Prone from my Saviour to depart ; 
But though I oft have him forgot, 
His loving-kindness changes not. 

5. Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale, 
Soon all my mortal powers must fail 
Oh, may my last expiring breath 
His loving-kindness sing in death. 

50. 8s & 7s. 


Come, ye children, and adore him, 

Lord of all, he reigns above ; 
Come, and worship now before him, 

He hath call'd you by his love. 
He will grant you every blessing 

Of his all-abounding grace ; 
Come, with humble hearts expressing 

All your gratitude and praise. 


On this holy day of gladness, 

We will join in praises meet ; 
Every bosom free from sadness, — 

All with happiness replete. 
Oh to feel the love of Jesus ! 

Oh to know that from above 
Still our heavenly Father sees us 

With an eye of .ender love I 

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Deftrest children, now adoie nim ; 

Swell aloud the joyful strain: 
Let the nations bow before him, — 

Echo back the notes again. 
While he will accept the praises 

E'en from every heart and tongue. 
Those to him an infant raises 

StilJ are sweetest of the song. 


Lord of all, our hearts' oblation 

Now ascends to thee alone ; 
We would come, with all the nation, 

Now to worship at the throne. 
Teachers ! will y ou join the chorus ? 

Join in hymning forth His praise. 
Who, for our redemption, shows us 

All the riches of his grace. 


Praise to thee, Lord, forever, 

Gladly now we all unite ; 
Praise to thee, God ! the giver, 

Blessed Lord of life and light I 
Ransom'd nation, spread the storj : 

Rescued people, ne'er give o'er; 
All his grace and all his glory 

Oh, proclaim for evermore 1 

51. 7s 

1 Children of J3rusaiem^ 

Sung the praise of JesuLs' nstne^ 


Ciiildrtn, too, of later iays, 
Join to sing ;he Saviour's praise- 
Hark ! while infant voices sing 
Loud hosaunas to our King. 

We have often heard and read 
What the royal psalmist said ; 
Babec, and sucklings' artless lays 
Shall proclaim the Saviour's praise. 
Hark! &c^ 

We are taught to love the Lord, 
We are taught to read his word, 
We are taught the way to aeaven, 
Praise to God for all be given. 
iJark ! &c. 

Parents, teachers, old and young, 
All unite to swell the song; 
Higher and yet higher rise, 
Till hosanna reach the skies. 

Ha'-k ! &c. 

52. lis 

L God ! to thy promise our hearts humbly 
cling ; 
To thine altar the bloom of our childhood 

we bring ; 
We seek thee right e&rly, — our guide thou 

shalt be : 
All the years of that youth we now offer to 
H'i.llelujah to tne Lamb Ha'lelujah, Amen 


2. Thanks, thanks for thy word, for the sweei 
For the teachers who lead us in wisdom's 

glad way, 
Who point us to Jesus, so ready of old 
Young children like us in his arms to enfold. 
Hallelujah, &c. 

3 Should life be continued till manhood 
comes on. 
Till the scenes of its noontide like shadows 

are gone, 
Still, still be thou near us to help and defend. 
Till, like sheaves fully ripe, to the grave we 

Hallelujah, &c. 

4. Oh, grant that in heaven, earth's labors all 
The voice of these teachers with ours may 

be one, 
In praise unto Him in whose name they 

have taught. 
Whose blood flowing freely our pardon hath 

Hallelujah, &g. 

53. lis & 12s. 

1 Come, let us sweetly sing, join in full chorus. 
Praise to the mighty King, He who reigneth 

o'er us ; 
On?e he a little child, gentle and holy, 
Taught us how we should live, loving,, p are 

and lowly. 


2. Hail ! hail to Him wlio once slept in a manger, 
Wander'd from place to place, homeless and 

a stranger, 
Suffer' d and died for us, — oh, wondrous 

story! — 
Suffer' d that we might all dwell with him in 

8. thou who once did hear children when 

Thou who didst sweetly say. Suffer ye their 

From thy bright home above graciously 

List to our joyful songs gratefully ascending. 

4 Be thou oui guard and guide, grant us thy 

Own us as thine at last, through thy perfect 

merit ; 
Then shall we sweetly sing, in angelic chorus, 
Praise evermore to Him who shall there 

reign o'er us. 

54. 8s & 6s. 

Let every heart rejoice and sing, 

Let choral anthems rise ; 
Ye reverend men and children, bring 

To God your sacrifice ; 
For ne is good ; the Lord is good, 

And kind are all his ways ; 
With songs and honours sounding loud, 

The Lord Jehovah praise. 

H T> R A I 8 E 

While tiie rocks and the liLs, 
While the vales and the hills, 

A glorious anthem raise. 
Let each prolong the grateful song, 

And the God of our fathers praisd. 

2. He bids the sun to rise and set ; 
In heaven his power is known; 
And earth, subdued to him, shall yet 
Bow low before his throne ; 

For he is good, &c. 

55. Peculiar. 

1 Ix the rosy light of the morning bright. 

Lift the voice of praise on high ; 
From the lips of youth, to the God of truth.. 
Let the joyful echoes fiy. 

Sing praises, glad praises. 

Sing, children, sing, 
Let your songs arise to the lofty skies, 

And exult in God our King. 

2 As he look'd in love from the world above, 

Our distresses till'd his eye ; 
And, a world to save, his own Son he gave, 
On the bloody tree to die. 

Sing praises, &c. 

B, Let his praise be spread, for the Lamb whc 
To deliver us from woe, 
He endure i th«^ cross, he disgrace, the loss 
Let ais praise forever flow ! 

Sing praises &c. 



4. Now, exalted high o'er the earth and sky, 

He delights in mercy still ; 
Bends his gracious ear, our requests to hear 
And our longing souls to fill. 

Sing praises, &c. 

5. On the cross he hung for the old and young, 

But he loves the children best; 
To his arm we'll fly, on his grace rely, 
And secure his promised rest. 
Sing praises, &c. 

56. Peculiar. 

1. Would you be as angels arc ? 

Sing, sing, sing his praise ; 
Would you banish every care ? 

Sing, sing, sing his praise ; 
Like the lark upon the wing. 
Like the warbling bird of spring. 
Like the crystal spheres that ring, 

Sing, sing, sing his praise. 

2 If the world upon you frown, 

Sing, sing, sing his praise ; 
If ypu're left to sing alone, 

Sing, sing, sing his praise ; 
If sad trials come to you, 
As to every one they do, 
For that they are blessings too, 

Sing, sing, sing his praise. 

57. 7s&6s. ( 

1 When, his salvation bringing, CZ 

To Zion Jesus came. 


The children all stood singing 
Hosanna to his name ; 

Nor did their zeal offend him ; 
But, as he rode along, 

He let them still attend him, 
And smiled to hear their song. 

2. And, since the Lord retaineth 

His love for children still. 
Though now as King he reigneth 

On Zion's heavenly hill. 
We'll flock around his banner 

Who sits upon the throne, 
And cry aloud, " Hosanna 

To David's royal Son!" 

I For, should we fail proclaiming 

Our great Redeemer's praise, 
The stones, our silence shaming. 

Might well hosanna raise. 
But shall we only render 

The tribute of our words ? 
No ! while our hearts are tender, 

They, too, shall be the Lord's. 

58, 6s & 4s. 

Come, children, join to sing 
Loud praise to Christ our King f 

Worthy the Lamb ! 
Let all with heart and voice 
Before his throne rejoice; 
Praise is his gracious choice, 

Wortlry the Lamb! 


2 Come, lift your hearts on high, 
Let praises fill the sky, 

Worthy the Lamb ! 
He is our guide and friend, 
To us he'll condescend ; 
His love shall never end. 

Worthy the Lamb I 

8. Praise yet the Lord again ; 
Life shall not end the strain, 

Worthy the Lamb ! 
On heaven's blissful shore. 
His goodness we'll adore ; 
Singing for evermore, 

Worthy the Lamb ! 

59. 7s & 6s. 

. We'll come while yet all glc wing 

The dawn of life appears, 
While round us youth is throwing 

The brightness of its years ; 
We'll come while hearts are lightest, 

And thoughts flow pure and free ; 
We'll come while love grows brighte<et 

Oh, yes, we'll come to thee. 

, We'll learn to Sing thy praises 

In sweet and tuneful song ; 
We'll sing the love that saves us, 

That guides our steps along. 
What though the harps, all golden, 

The heavens with music fill, — 
To thee the songs of children 

Are sweeter, sweeter still 


3. While childhood's hours are fleeting. 

We'll gather round thy shrine; 
When life's brief day is setting, 

Still shall our songs be thine. 
Oh, then, in joyful chorus 

We will the strains prolong, 
And tell how thou didst love us. 

In sweeter, nobler song. 

60. 7s. 

1, Glory to the Father give, 

God, in whom we move and live ; 
Children's prayers he deigns to hear. 
Children's songs delight his ear. 

2 Glory to the Son we bring, 

Christ, our Prophet, Priest, and King 
Children, raise your sweetest strain 
To the Lamb, for he was slain. 

8. Glory to the Holy Ghost, 
lie reclaims the sinner lost ; 
Child';en's minds may he inspire. 
Touch their tongues with holy fire. 

4 Glory in the highest be 
To the blessed Trinity, 
For the gospel from above. 
For the word tliat " G :>d is love " 

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61. 8s & 7s. 

1. G)r>islove; his mercy brightens 

All the path in which we move ; 
Bliss he grants, and woe he lightens ; 
God is light and God is love. 

2. E'en the hour that darkest seemeth, 

His unchanging goodness proves ; 
From the mist his brightness streametk 
God is light and God is love. 

3. He our earthly cares entwineth 

With his comforts from above ; 
Everywhere his glory shineth : 
God is light and God is love. 

62. CM. 

1 I SING the mighty power of God, 

That made the mountains rise ; 
That spread the flowing seas abroad. 
And built the lofty skies. 

2 I sing the wisdom that ordain'd 

The sun to rule the day; 
The moon shines full at his command^ 
And all the stars obey. 

8. I sing the goodness of the Lord, 
That fill'd the earth wit a food. 

30 GOE V 

He formed th<» creatures with his -word. 
And then pronounced them good. 

4. There's not a plant or flower belf»w 
But makes his glories known ; 
And clouds arise and tempests blow 
By order from his throne. 

63. CM. 

\. Almighty God, thy piercing eye 

Strikes through the shades of night, 
And our most secret actions lie 
All open to thy sight. 

2. There's not a sin that we commit, 
Nor wicked word we say, 
But in thy dreadful book 'tis writ 
Against the judgment-day. 

8. Atid must the crimes that I have done 
Be read and published there ? 
Be all exposed before the sun, 
While men and angels hear ? 

4. Lord, at thy feet ashamed I lie, 
Upward I dare not look ; 
Pardon my sins before I die, 
And blot them from thy book. 

6. Remember all the dying pains 
That my Redeemer felt. 
And let his blood wash out my stainti 
And answer for my guilt. 

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64. L,M. 

1. I LESS, my soul, the living God, 

Call horae thy thoughts that rove a' road, 
let all the powers within me join 
In work and worship so divine. 

A Bless, my soul, the God of grace : 
His favours claim thy highest praise : 
Why should the wonders he hath wrought 
Be lost in silence and forgot ? 

B. 'Tis he, my soul, that sent his Son 

To die for crimes which thou hast done : 
He owns the ransom, and forgives 
The hourly follies of our lives. 

4. Let the whole earth his power confess, 
Let the whole earth adore his grace : 
The Gentile with the Jew shall join 
In work and worship so divine. 

65. CM. 

1. Once more, my soul, the rising day 
Salutes thy waking eyes ; 
Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay 
To Him who rules the skies. 

2 'Tis he supports my mortal frame* 
My tongue shall speak his praise: 
My sins would rouse his wrath to flame, 
And yet his wrath delays 

H, Great God, let all my hours be thine, 
While I enjoy the light; 
Then shall my sun in smiles decline, 
And bring a peaceful night. 

b2 G 1>. 

66. S.!H. 

1 Come, sound his praise abroad. 

And hymns of glory sing ; 
Jehovah is the sovereign God, 
Th« universal King. 

2. He form'd the deeps unknown, 
He gave the seas their bound ; 
The watery worlds are all his own, 
And all the solid ground. 

0« Come, worship at his throne ; 
Come, bow before the Lord : 
We are his work, and not our own, 
He form'd us by his word. 

4. To-day attend his voice, 

Nor dare provoke his rod ; 
Come, like the people of his choice, 
And own your gracious God. 

67« 7s. 5 lines. 

1. Sing, my soul, His wondrous love, 
Who, from yon bright world above, 
Ever watchful o'er our race, 
Still to man extends his grace : 
Sing, my soul, his wondrous love. 

2 Heaven and earth by him were madft 
He by all must be obey'd ; 

What are we, that he should show 

So much love to us below ? 

Sing, my soul, his wondrous love. 

8, God, thus mercifrl and good. 
Bought us with a Saviour's biood. 

GCD 58 

And, to make our safety sure, 
Guides us by his Spirit pure : 
Sing, my soul, his wondrous love. 

i. Sing, my soul, adore his name, 
Let his glory be thy theme ; 
Praise him till he calls thee home, 
Trust his love for all to come : 
Praise, oh, praise the God of love 

68. 7s. 

1. Poor and needy though I be, 
God, my Maker, cares for me ; 
Gives me clothing, shelter, food, 
Gives me all I have of good. 

2. He will listen when I pray. 
He is with me night and day, 
When I sleep and when I wake, 
Keeps me safe for Jesus' sake. 

3. He who reigns above the sky 
Once became as poor as I ; 

He whose blood for me was shed 
Had not where to lay his head. 

4. Though I labour here a while, 
He will bless me with his smile ; 
And when ^his short life is past, 
I sb all ''^st with him at last. 

69. LM. 

L xiORD, thou hast searched and seen me 
through ; 
Thin 3 eye comman Is, with piercing view» 

Di GOD- 

Ky rising and my resting hours, 

My heart and flesh, with all their powers 

t. My thoughts, before they are my own, 
Are to my God distinctly known ; 
He knows ^he words I mean to speak. 
Ere from my opening lips they break. 

3. Within thy circling power I stand ; 
On every side I find thy hand ; 
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad, 

I am surrounded still with God. 

4. How awful is thy searching eye ! 

Thy knowledge, oh, how deep ! how high ! 
My soul, with all the powers I boast, 
Is in the boundless prospect lost. 

5. Oh, may these thoughts possess my breast 
Where'er 1 rove, where'er I rest; 

Nor let my evil passions dare 
Consent to sin, for God is there. 

70. L. M. 

\. Among th' '"''^epest shades of night, 
Can thei't? be one who sees my way ! 
Yes : God is as a shining light 
That turns the darkness into day. 

2. When every eye around me sleeps, 
May I not Rin without control ? 
No : for a co«.ctant watch he keeps 
On every thought of every soul. 

8. If I could find some cave unknown 
Where humar feet have never troJ^ 

GOD 56 

Yet there I snould not be aione: 
On every side there would be God 

4 He smiles in heaven, he frowns in hell^ 
He fills the earth, the air, the sea ; 
I must within his presence dwell, 
• T caLUDt from his anger flee. 

5. Yet I may flee : he shows me where ' 
To Jesus Christ he bids me fly ; 
And while I seek for pardon there 
There's only mercy in his eye 

71. CM. 

1. Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear 

My voice ascending high ; 
To thee will I direct my prayer, 
To thee lift up mine eye. 

2. Thou art a God before whose sight 

The wicked shall not stand ; 

Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight, 

Nor dwell at thy right hand. 

3. But to thy house will I resort, 

To taste thy mercies there; 
I will frequent thy holy court. 
And worship in thy fear. 

i. Oh, may thy Spirit guide my feet 
In ways of righteousness ; 
Make every path of duty straight 
And plain befcre ray face. 

56 GOD. 

72. 7s. 

1. Little schoolmates, can you tell 
Who has kept us safe and well 
Through the watches of the night. 
Brought us safe to see the light ? 

2. Yes : it is our God does keep 
Little children while they sleep : 
He has kept us safe from harm, 
Shelter'd by his powerful arm. 

3. Can you tell who gives us food, 
Clothes, and home, and parents good 
Schoolmates dear and teachers kind, 
Useful books and active mind ? 

4 Yes : our heavenly Father's care 
Gives us all we eat and wear ; 
All our books and all our friends 
God, in kindness, to us sends. 

5 Oh, then, let us thankful be 
For his mercies large and free , 
Every morning let us raigf*. 
Our young voices in his praise 

73. 6% k Ss. 

1 When o'er earth is breaking 

Rosy light, and fair, 
Morn afar proclaimeth 

Sweetly, "God is there." 
When the spring is wreathing 

Flowers, rich and rare, 

GOD. 57 

On each leaf is written, 
"Nature's God is there." 

2. In the Sabbath school-room. 

As we join in prayer, 
Every falling accent 

Tells us, "God is there." 
Kindly, teachers point us, 

With regard and care, 
To the heavenly mansion. 

Saying, **God is there." 

3. Let us learn those lessons. 

Taught us everywhere: 
And, if sin assail us. 

Think that **God is there." 
Then, at last, with angels, 

Ever bright and fair, 
Singing glorious anthems. 

We'll see "God is there." 

74. 6s & Ss. 

Morn amid the mountains — 

Lovely solitude ! 
Gushing streams and fountains 

Murmur, "God is good." 
Murmur, murmur, murmur, "God is good." 

Now the glad sun, breaking, 

Pours a golden flood ; 
Deepest vales, awaking. 

Echo, "God is good.'* 
Echo, echo, echo, "God is good." 

5b GOD. 

8. Hymns of praise are rin^ir g 

Through the leafy wood; 
Songsters, sweetly singing, 

Warble, "God is good." 
Warble, warble, warble, **QoJ is good." 

4. WaKe, and join the chorus, 
Child, with soul endued; 
God, whose smile is o'er us, 

Evermore is good. 
Ever, ever, evermore is good. 

75. 8s&ls. 

1. Come, let us all unite and sing, 

God is love. 
While heaven and earth their praises briag. 

God is love. 
Let every soul from sin awake, 
Their harps now from the willows take, 
And sing with me, for Jesus' sake, 

God is love. 

2. Oh, tell to earth's remotest bound, 

God is love. 
In Christ I have redemption found ; -^ 

God is love. 
His blood has wash'd my sins away ; 
His Spirit turns my night to day; 
And now my soul with joy can say, 

God is love. 

8. How happy is our portion here! 
God is love. 
His promises our spirits cheer; 
God is love. 

joD. 59 

He is our sun and shield ).j day, 
By night he near our tents will sla;^, 
He will be with us all the way: — 
(rod is Jove. 

What thoug. my heart and flesh shall fail ? 

God is love. 
Through Chris ^ I shall o'er death prevail, 

God is love. 
Through Jordan's swell I will net fear; 
My Jesus will be with me there, 
My head above the waves to bear :— 

God is love. 

76. 7s. 

1. When I sleep, and when I wake 
When my daily walks I take, 
Though my eyes no God can see, 
Still he ever looks at n e. 

2 When I speak a wicked word, 
By my Saviour it is heaid; 
Though I seek from God to flee. 
Still from Heaven he looks at me- 

^. When I break this holy day. 
And indulge in sinful play. 
Could I still so thouc^htles? be^ 
If I felt he looks at me? 

4. When with wicked ones I play, 
When my heart forgets to pray 
Though I may forgetful 1 e, 
Still my Saviour looks at me 

60 GOD. 

6. When my fcngry passions rise, 
God can hear my sinful cries; 
When rebellious I would be, 
Still he ever Ijoks at me. 

6. Every disobedient word, 

False or cross, in heaven is heard ; 
Though no human eye can see, 
God my Saviour looks at me 

77. H.M. 

1. When little Samuel woke, 

And heard his Maker's voice. 
At every word he spoke, 

How much did he rejoice! 
Oh, blessed, happy child ! to find 
The God of heaven so near and kind 

2. If God would speak to me, 

And say he was my friend. 
How happy should I be ! 

Oh, how would I attend ! 
The smallest sin I then should fear, 
If God Almighty were so near. 

3. And does he never speak? 

Oh, yes; for in his word 
He bids me come and seek 

The God whom Samuel heard: 
\n almost every page I see, 
The God f f Samuel calls to me. 

4 And I, beneath his care, 

May safely rest my head; 

I kno^ ihat God is there, 

To guard my humble bed: 
And every sin I may well fear, 
Since God Almighty is so near. 

Like Samuel, let me say, 
Whene er I read his word, 

«* Speak, Lord: I would obey 
The voice that Samuel heard:" 

And when I in thy house appear, 

Speak, for thy servant waits to hear. 

78. k & 8s. 

1. Rejoice in the Lord, 
Believe in his word, 

Confide in his mercy and grace; 

His throne shall endure. 

His promise is sure, 
Iji him shall the righteous have pea,5e 

2. Thrice happy are they 
Who his precepts obey, 

Who delight in the law of their God; 
Their joys shall increase, 
And their trials shall cease. 

As they entei the heavenly abode 

3. What scenes will arise, 

As they pass through the skies, 
Wliat raptures their bosoms will fill, 

As their harps they employ, 

In the fulness of joy. 
On the height of some heavenly hill I 


4. Rejoice in the Lord, 

Believe in his word, 
Confide in his mercy and grace; 

His throne shall endure, 

His promise is sure, 
In him shall the righteous have peaott. 

79. H.M. 

1. Come, every pious heart, 

That loves thj Saviour's name! 
Your noblest powers exert 

To celebrate his fame; 
Tell all above, and all below, 
The debt of love to him you owe. 

2. He left his starry crown. 

And laid his robes aside ; 
On wings of lovo came down, 

And wept, and bled, and died : 
What he endured, no tongue can tell, 
To save our souls from death and hell. 

S. From the dark grave he rose, — 
The mansion of the dead, — 
And thence his mighty foes 
In glorious triumph led; 
Up through the sky the conqueror rode. 
And reigns on high, the Saviour-God 

8 A V r O J R. t)0 

4. From thence he'll quickly come, — 
His chariot will not stay, — 
And bear our spirits home 
To realms of endle^'S day: 
There shall we see his lov^ely face, 
And ever be in his embrace. 

80. 8s k 7s. 

I Hark! — what mean those holy voices, 

Sweetly sounding through the skies ? 
Lo! the angelic host rejoices; 

Heavenly hallelujahs rise. 
Hear them tell the wondrous story, 

Hear them chant, in hymns of joy, 
** Glory in the highest — glory! 

Glory be to God most high!" 

2. Peace on earth — good will from heaven, 

Reaching far as man is found. 
"Souls redeem'd, and sins forgiven," 

Loud our golden harps shall sound. 
Christ is born, the great Anointed ; 

Heaven and earth his praises sing! 
Oh, receive whom God appointed 

For your Prophet, Priest and King. 

f Haste, ye mortals, to adore him; 

Learn his name, and taste his joy; 
Till in heaven ye sing before him. 

Glory be to God most high ! 
Haste, ye mortals, to adore him; 

Learn his name, and taste his joy; 
Till in heaven ye sing before him, 

Glorj be to G^'d most high! 

8 A V I u a. 

81. 7s & lis. 

1. There's a song the angels sing, 
And its notes with rapture ring, 

Round the throne whose radiance fills the hea- 
vens above. 

Shepherds heard the distant strain, 

Watching on Judea's plain, 
" Glory be to God, to men be peace and love." 

Through the earth and through the sky, 
Let the anthem ever fly, 
Peace, good will to men, and glory be to God on 

2. 'Tis a song for children too ; 
To the Saviour 'tis their due; 

Let its grateful notes ascend to him again; 
Join with angels in their song, 
And the heavenly strain prolong, 

"Glory be to God, good will and peace to men." 
Chorus. — Through the earth, &c. 

3. Soon around that throne may we 
With those happy angels be, 

Striking harp? to strains that nevermore shall 


Mingling love with loftiest praise, 

Still the chorus there we'll raise, 

** Glory be to God, to men good will and peace." 

Chwus. — Through the earth, &c. 

82. 7s & 6s. 

1. Hail to the Lord's Anointed, 
Great David's greater Son! 

S A V I O U R. 65 

Hail, in the time appointed, 

His reign on earth begun I 
He comes to break ofpression, 

To set the captive free, 
To take away transgression, 

And rule in equity. 

He shall come down like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth; 
And love, joy, hope, like flowers, 

Spring in his path to birth; 
Before him, on the mountains. 

Shall Peace, the herald, go ; 
And Righteousness, in fountains, 

From hill to valley flow. 

Kings shall fall down before him, 

Aid gold and incense bring; 
All nations shall adore him, 

His praise all people sing: 
For he shall have dominion 

O'er river, sea, and shore. 
Far as the eagle's pinion 

Or dove's light wing can soar. 

4. For him shall prayer unceasing 
And daily vows ascend; 
His kingdom still increasing — 

A kingdom without end : 
O'er every foe victorious. 

He on his throne shall rest; 
From age to age more glorious, 
All blessing and all blest I 


83. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. Once was heard the song of children 

By the Saviour when on earth; 
Joyful in the sacred temple 

Shouts of youthful praij?© had birth, 

And Hosannas 
Loud to David's Son br^ke forth. 

2. Palms of victory strewn around him, 

Garments spread beneath his feet, 
Prophet of the Lord they crown'd him, 
In fair Salem's crowded street, 

While Hosannas 
From the lips of children greet. 

3. Blessed Saviour, now triumphant, 

Glorified and throned on high, 
Mortal lays, from man or infant, 
Vain to tell thy praise essay; 

But Hosannas 
Swell the chorus of the sky. 

4. God o'er all in heaven reigning, 

We this day thy glory sing; 
Not with palms thy pathway strewing. 
We would loftier tribute bring, — 

Glad Hosannas 
To our Prophety Priest and King. 

5 Oh, though humble is our offering, 
Deign accept our grateful lay a: 
Those from children once proceeding 
Thou didst deem '< perfected praise." 

Now Hosannas, 
Saviour, Lord, to thee we raise. 

8 A V J ft U R. 67 

84. CM. 

\ Comb, children, hail the Prince of peace, 
Obey the Saviour's call; 
Come seek his face, and taste his grace, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

2 Ye lambs of Christ, your tribute brings 
Ye children, great and small, 
Hosanna sing to Chrisi your King ; 
Oh, crown him Lord of all. 

9 This Jesus will your sins forgive: 
Oh, haste ! before him fall; 
For you he died, that you might live 
To crown him Lord of all. 

4. All hail the Saviour, Prince of peace ! 

Let saints before him fall ; 
Let sinners seek his pardoning grace, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

5, Let every people, every tribe, 

Around this earthly ball. 
To him all majesty ascribe. 
And crown him Lord of all. 

85. lis & 9s. 

I I THINK, when I read that sweet story of old, 
When Jesus was here among men, 
How he caird little children as lambs to his 
I should like to have been with them then 

68 S A U I O U R. 

2. I wish that hie hands had been placed on mjf 

That his arm had been thrown around me, 
And that I might have seen his kind look when 

he said, 
**Let the little ones come unto me.'* 

3. Yet still to his footstool in prayer I may go, 

And ask for a share in his love ; 
And if I thus earnestly seek him below, 
I shall see him and hear him above, 

4. In that beautiful place he is gone to prepare 

For all who are wash'd and forgiven : 
And many dear children are gathering there^ 
** For of such is the kingdom of heaven." 

86. 8s & 7s. Peculiar. 

There is a friend we ought to love 
More than all friends beside, 

His name is Jesus — and his love 
Forever shall abide. 

Come, children, then, for now he lives, 

And praise from little ones receives. 

With lip and life we'll praise his name, 

And not forget his laws again. 

What ! — not forget again ? 

No, not forget again I 

87. 8s & 7s. 

1. OxJB there is above all others 

Well deserves the name of Friend; 
His is love beyond a brother's. 
Costly, free and knows no end 

8 A A' I O U R. 69 

2. Which of all our friends, to save ua, 

Could or would have shed his blood 7 
But this Saviour iied to have us 
Reconciled in him, to God. 

3. When he lived on earth abased. 

Friend of sinners was his name; 
Now, above all glory raised, 
He rejoices in the same. 

4. Oh for grace our hearts to soften ! 

Teach us, Lord, at leugth t« love; 
We, alas! forget too often 
What a Friend we have above. 

88. 7s & 6s. 

1 How precious is the story 

Of our Redeemer's birth. 
Who left the realms of glory, 

And came to dwell on earth I 
He saw our sad condition. 

Our guilt, and sin, and shame 
To save us from perdition, 

The blessed Jesus came. 

2. He came to earth from heaven, 

To weep, and bleed, and die, 
That we might be forgiven, 

And raised to God on high. 
His kindness and compassion 

To children then were shown; 
The heirs of his salvation, ; 

He claim'd them for his own. 

8 Oh, may I love this Saviour, 
So g? )J, so kind, so mild! 

70 8 i VI OUR. 

And may I find hie favour, 

A young but sinful child I 
And in his blissful heaven 

May I at last appear, 
With all my sins forgiven, 

To know and praise him there. 

89. CM. 

I. Joy to the world, the Lord is come . 
Let earth receive her King ; 
Let every heart prepare him room, 
And heaven and nature sing. 

2 Joy to the earth, the Saviour reigns ; 
Let men their songs employ ; 
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plainc 
Repeat the sounding joy. 

8 No more let sins and sorrows grow. 
Nor thorns infest the ground ; 
He comes to make his blessings flow 
Far as the curse is found. 

) He rules the world wi^h truth and grace, 
And makes the nations prove 
The glories of his righteousness, 
A.nd wonders cf his love. 

90. "s & 6s 

1. The Author of salvation. 

The Saviour, meek and mild, 
Once took a lowly station, — 
Became a little jhild ; 


In infancy a stranger, 

How mean was his abode 1 
His cradle was a manger, 

Himself the Son of God. 

2. His earthly parents found hia 

Submissive day by day ; 
So meek to all around him, 

So ready to obey; 
No stain of sin or folly 

Could ever cloud his brow ; 
His heart, so pure and holy. 

With love would ever glow. 

3. And when his foes assail'd him, 

He sought but to forgive ; 
When to the cross they nail'd hinii 

He died that they might live. 
This bright example shows us 

What duties to fulfil ; 
Oh, let it now arouse us 

To learn and do his will. 

91. G. n. 

Our Saviour bids the chilaren come^ 

He bids us come to him ; 
And, as in other days, he spreads 
His arms to take us in. 
Savif.ur ! dear Saviour ! 

Oh, joy of the blest! 
How I long to be thine. 
In bright glory to shine^ 
And be forever at rest 1 

Forever blessed be his name . 
No earthly Icve like his ; 


Oh, may it draw our hearts to him. 
And to the world of blips ! 
Saviour! &c. 

3. There may we come at last, to sing 
In nobler strains, his praise ; 
And join the little ones who stand 
Before our Father's face. 

Saviour 1 &c. 

92. 8s & 4s. (Peculiar.) 

Little child, do you love Jesus ? 

Oh, how he loves ! 
Do you wish to go to heaven ? 

Oh, how he loves ! 
First of all ask his forgiveness 
With your heart, although quite helpless; 
Jesus little children blesses ; 

Oh, how he loves! 

He will listen to your prayer ; 

Oh, how he loves ! 
Feed you by his tender care ; 

Oh, how he loves ! 
He became a child just like yo>; 
Here he suffer'd to redeem you ^ 
And at last he died t j save you ; 

Oh; how he loves \ 

Yes, dear Jesus, we will love thee , 

Oh, we will love ! 
Trusting in thy grace to aid us, 

Oh we will love ! 


And witb thee to guide and bless us, 
Trea i the heavenly way before us. 
Singing still, in joyful chorus, 
Oh, how he loves ! 

Then, in yon bright world of glory, 

Oh, there we'll sing ! 
There we'll ever bow before thee ; 

Oh, there we'll sing ! 
And, with happy spirits blending. 
Swell the song that has no ending, 
Ever loving, ever singing, 

Oh, how he loves I 

93. CM. 

1. Majestic sweetness sits enthroned 
Upon the Saviour's brow ; 
His head with radiant glories crown'd, 
His lips with grace o'erflow. 

2 He saw me plunged in deep distress, 
And flew to my relief; 
For me he bore the shameful cross, 
And carried all my grief. 

3. To him I owe my life and breath, 

And all the joys I have , 
He makes me triumph over death, 
And saves me from the grave. 

4. Since from thy bounty I receive 

Such proofs of love divine, 
Had I a thousand hearts to give. 
Lord, they should all be thinei 

74 S A V I O U E. 

94. Peculiai. 

, Jesus died my soul to save ; 

Blessed truth ! blessed truth t 
Jesus died my soul to save 

From a world of woe. 
When he lived on earth a strangep^ 
He had oft to fly from danger, 
That he might the work perform 

He had come to do. 

Jesus had no home on earth ; 

Mournful truth ! mournful truth 
Jesus had no home on earth 

He could call his own : 
Yet he was the mighty Saviour, 
Living in his Father's favour, 
*Mid the dark and fearful scenes 

Though he seem'd alone. 

Jesus is in glory now ; 

Joyful truth ! joyful ti ith ! 
Jesus is in glory now, 

In the world above : 
He has done with tears and sighing, 
Earth no more shall see him dying ; 
Shout, my soul, thy song of praise, 

Thou shalt see hi5 love. 

95. CM. 

1. Bee, the kind Shepherd, Jesus, standi 
With all-engaging charms ; 
Hark, how he calls his tender lambs, 
And folds them in hiB arms. 

S A V I C R. '» 5 

2. Permit them to approach, he cries, 
Nor scorn their humble name ; 
For 'twas to bless such souls as these. 
The Lord of angels came. 

3 He'll lead us to the heavenly strejtms 
Where living waters flow, 
And gui'.e us to the fruitful fields 
Where trees of knowledge grow. 

4. The feeblest lamb amid the flock 
Shall be its Shepherd's care; 
While folded in the Saviour's arms, 
We're safe from every snare. 

96. S.M. 

1. The Lord my Shepherd is ; 
I shall be well supplied ; 
Since he is mine and I am his, 
What can I want beside ? 

2 He leads me to the place 

Where heavenly pasture grows. 
Where living waters gently pass, 
And full salvation flows. 

^, If fc'er I go astray, 

He doth my soul reclaim. 
And guides me in his own right way, 
For his most holy name. 

4. While he affords his aid, 
I cannot yield to fear ; 
• Though I should walk through death's 
dark shade, 
My Shepherd's with me there. 

76 8 AVI OUR. 

6 In spite of all my foes, 

Thou dost my table spread ; 
My cup with blessings overflo-VB, 
And joy exalts my head. 

6. The bounties of thy love 

Shall crown my following days ; 
Nor from thy house will I remove, 
Nor cease to speak thy praise. 

97. lis. 

1. The Lord is my Shepherd, how happy am I! 
How tender and watchful my wants to 

supply! ^ ^ , 

He daily provides me with raiment and food ; 
Whate'er he denies me is meant for my good. 

2. The Lord is my Shepherd, then I must obey 
His gracious commandments, and walk in 

his way ; 
His fear he will teach me, my heart he'B 

And though I'm so sinful, my sins he*U 


3 The Lord is my Shephera, how happy am I * 
I'm blest when I live, and I'm blest when 1 

die ; 
In death's gloomy valley no evil I'll dread, 
'♦ For I will be with thee," n,y Shepherd has 

t. The Lord is my Shepherd, I'll sing with 
Till caird to &(l )re him in reg )ns of light ; 


Then praise him with angels to bright harps 

of gold, 
And ever and ever his glory behold. 

98. I. H. 

I. I KNOW 'tis Jesus loves my soul, 

And makes the wounded sinner whole , 
My nature is by sin defiled, 
Yet Jesus loves a little child 

Sweetly, sweetly, sweetly singing, 
Let us praise him, praise him, praise him, 

Sappy voices, voices, voices, ringing 
Like the songs of angels round the throne 

2 How kind is Jesus, oh, how good ! 
'Twas for my soul he shed his blood. 
For children's sake he was reviled, 
For Jesus loves a little child. 
Sweetly singing, &c. 

8. When I offend by thought or tongue. 
Omit the right, or do the wrong. 
If I repent, he's reconciled ; 
For Jesus loves a little child. 
Sweetly singing, &c. 

i. To me may Jesus now impart. 

Although so young, a gracious heart; 
Alas, I'm oft by sin defiled, 
Y©< Jeeus loves a little child. 
Sweetly singing, &e 


99. G. M. 

1. Dear Jesus, ever at my side. 
How loving must thou be, 
To leave thy home in heaven to guard 
A little child like me ! 

2 Thy beautiful and shining face 

I see not, though so near : 
The sweetness of thy soft, low voice 
I am too deaf to hear. 

3 1 cannot feel thee touch my hand. 

With pressure light and mild, 
To check me, as my mother does 
Her erring little child. 

4 But I have felt thee in my thought, 

Fighting with sin for me ; 
And when my heart loves God, I know 
The sweetness is from thee. 

6. And when, dear Saviour ! I kneel down* 
Morning and night, to prayer, 
Something there is within my heart, 
Which tells me thou art there, 

6. Yes, when I pray, thou prayest too- 
Thy prayer is all for me ; 
But when I sleep, thou sleepest not, 
But watchest patiently. 

100. 7s & 6g. 

I. I LAY my sins on Jesus, 

The spotless Lamb of God ; 
He bears them all, and frees us 
From the accursed load. 

B A V I O U B. 79 

2. I bring my guilt to Jesus, 
To wash my crimson stains 
White in his blood most precious. 
Till not a spot remains. 

8 I lay my wants on Jesus, 
All fulness dwells in him ; 
He healeth my diseases, 
He doth my soul redeem. 

4 I lay my griefs on Jesus, 

My burdens and my cares ; 
He from them all releases, 
He all my sorrows shares. 

6. I long to be like Jesus, 

Meek, loving, lowly, mild ; 
I long to be like Jesus, 
The Father's holy child. 

6 I long to be with Jesus, 

Amid the heavenly throng, 

To sing with saints his praises, 

And learn the angels' song. 

101. Us. 

How loving is Jesus who came from the sky. 

In tenderest pity ^r sinners to die ! 

His hands and his feet were nail'd to the 

And all this he suffer'd for you and for me. 

Hallelujah to the Lamb, hallelujah to tlie 

Lamb ! 
Hallelujah; hallelujah, hallelujah ! Amen 


2 H 3W gladly does Jesus free pardon impart 
To all who receive him by faith in their 

heart ; 
No evil befalls them, their home is above, 
And Jesus throws round them the arms of 
his love. 

Hallelujah, &c. 

S. How precious is Jesus to all who believe, 
And out of his fulness what grace they re- 
When weak he supports them ; when erring 

he guides ; 
And every thing needful he kindly provides. 
Hallelujah, &c. 

4. Oh, give then to Jesus your earliest days, 
They only are blessed who walk in his ways, 
In life and in death he will still be youi 

For whom Jesus loves, he loves to the end 
Hallolujah, &c. 

102. CM. 

1 Tkotj blest Redeemer, dying Lamb ! 

We love to hear of thee ; 
^^ music like thy charming name. 
Jot half so dear can be. 

2 Oh, may we ever hear thy voice 

In mercy to us speak ! 
In thee, Lord, let us rejoice, 

And thy salvation seek. 

8. Jesus shall ever be our theme, 
While in this world we stay; 


We'll sing of Jesus' lovely name. 
When all things else decay. 

When we appear in yonder cloud, 
With all this favour' d throng, 

Then we will sing, more sweet, more loud^ 
And Christ shall be our song. 

103t 6s & Ss. 

1. Jesus, tender Saviour, 

Hast thou died for me ^ 
Make me very thankful 
In my heart to thee. 

2. When the sad, sad story ' 

Of thy grief I read, 
Make me very sorry 
For my sins, indeed 

3. Now I know thou lovest 

And dost plead for me. 
Make me very thankful 

In my prayers to thee. ' 

4. Soon I hope in glory 

At thy side to stand : 

Make me fit to meet thee 

In that happy land. 

104. 7s. (6 lines.) 

Jesus, when a little child 

Taught us what we ought to b«r 

Holy, harmless, undefiled. 
Was the Saviour's infancy : 

All the Father's glory shone 

In tliQ person of his Son. 


I Aa in age and strength he gre^*, 

Leavenly wisdom fiUM bis breast; 
Crowds at .entive round him drew, 

Wondenng at their infant guest ; 
Gazed upon bis lovely face, 
Saw him full of truth and grace. 

8. In hie heavenly Father's house 
Jesus spent his early days ; 
There he paid his solemn vows, 

There proclaim'd his Father's praise: 
Thus it was his lot to gain 
Favour both with God and man. 

4. Father, guide our steps aright 
In the way that Jesus trod; 
May it be our great delight 
To obey thy will, God ! 
Then to us shall soo^ be given 
Endless bliss with Christ in heaven, 

105. 7s. 

i. To thy pastures green and fair, 
Saviour, let a child repair ; 
I will never stray from thee, 
But thy fold my home shall be. 

2. Like a gentle lamb, I'll stay 
In tb 2 meadows fresh and gay ; 
Peaceful and contented there. 
Guarded by my Shepherd's care. 

.^ By the waters still and clear, 
I shall wander without fear ; 
Happy by my Shepherd's side, 
All my wants shall be supplied. 


4 Lord, w it thou my Shepherd be ? 
Help rae then to follow thee ; 
At thy feet myself I cast, 
Thee to serve while life shall last. 

106. 8s & 7s. 

1. Jesus says that we must love him ; 

Helpless as the lambs are we : 
But he very kindly tells us 
That our Shepherd he will be. 

2. Heavenly Shepherd, please to watch -s, 

Guard us, both by night and day : 
Pity show to little children, 
Who like lambs too often stray. 

3. We are always prone to wander, 

Please to keep us from each snare. 
Teach our infant hearts to praise thee, 
For thy kindness and thy care. 

107. C. M. 

1. Thou guardian of our youthful days. 
To thee our prayers ascend ; 
To thee we'll tune our songs of praise, 
Jesus, the children's Friend. 

2 From thee our daily mercies flow, 
Our life and health descend ; 
Oh, save our &ouls frcm sin and woe,— 
Thou art the children's Friend. 

8. Teach us to prize thy holy word. 
And to its truths attend ; 
Thus shall we learn to fear the Lord^ 
And love the childrsn's Friend. 


4. Oh, may we feel a Saviour s lore. 

To him our souls commend. 

Who left his glorious home above 

To be the children's Friend. 

5. Lord, draw our youthful hearts to t»ee, 

And, when this life shall end, 
Raise us to live above the sky 
With thee, the children's Friend. 

108. lis. 

1. In the far better land of glory and light 
The ransom' d are singing in garments of 

The harpers are harping, and all the brighi 

Sing the song of Redemption, — The Lamb 

that was slain. 

2. Like the sound of the sea swells their chorus 

of praise, 
Round the star-circled crown of the Ancient 

of Days, 
And thrones and dominions re-echo the 

Of Glory eternal to Him that was slain. 

8. Dear Saviour, may we, with our voices so 

Sing the chorus celestial with angel and saint ? 
Yes ! yes ! we will sing, and thine ear we 

will gain 
With the song of Rfiiemption, — The Lamb 

that was slain. 

S A T I O U E. 85 

[. No^ children and teachers and friends all 

Ib a loud Hallelujah with the ransomed in 

To Jesus we'll sing that melodious strain, 
The song of Redemption, — The Lamb that was 


109. 8s, 7s k 4s. 

1. Saviour, like a shepherd lead us; 

Much we need thy tender care ; 
In thy pleasant pastures feed us, 
For our use thy folds prepare. 

Blessed Jesus ! 
Thou hast bought us, thine we are. 

2. We are thine : do thou befriend us, 

Be the guardian of our way; 
Keep thy flock, from sin defend us, 
Seek us when we go astray. 

Blessed Jesus ! 
Hear young children when they pray. 

?. Thou hast promised to receive us, 
Poor and sinful though we be ; 
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, 

Grace to cleanse, and power to free. 

Blessed Jesus ! 
Let us early turn to thee. 

i Early let us seek thy favour, 
Early let us do thy will ; 
Holy Lord, our only Saviour, 
With thy grace our bosom fill. 

Blessed Jesus ! 
Thou hast loved us. kve us stilL 


no. 7s. 

1. Happy, Saviour, would I be, 
If I could but trust in thee ! 
Trust thy wisdom me to guile. 
Trust thy goodness to provide. 

2. Trust thy saving love and power* 
Trust thee every day and hour ; 
Trust in sickness, trust in health, 
Trust in poverty and wealth. 

3. Trust in joy, and trust in grief, 
Trust thy promise for relief; 
Trust thy blood to cleanse my foul 
Trust thy grace to make me whole. 

4. Trust thee living, dying too, 
Trust thee all my journey through; 
Trust thee, till my feet shall be 
Planted on the crystal sea. 

111. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. Saviour, at thy footstool bending, 

We, a youthful band, appear ; 
May our grateful songs, ascending. 
Reach and please thy gracious eai 

Thus to praise thee 
Make and keep q'it hearts sincere. 

2. No harsh words of indignation 

Drive this little flock from thee* 
Gentle is thy invitation : 

** Suffer them to come to me " 

Dearest Saviour, 
Let us each thy kingdom see. 


8. Take us, then, thou kind protector, 
Keep us by thy watchful care ; 
Be our Shepherd, Friend, Director; 
In thine arms of mercy bear, 

Guide to glory : 
We shall dwell in safety there. 

112. 8s&7s. 

1. Saviour, source of every blessing, 

Tune my heart to grateful lays ; 
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 
Call for ceaseless songs of praise 

2. Teach me some melodious measure. 

Sung by raptured saints above ; 
Fill my soul with sacred pleasure, 
While I sing redeeming love. 

3. Thou didst seek me when a stranger, 

Wandering from the fold of God ; 
Thou, to save my soul from danger, 
Didst redeem me with thy blood. 

4. By thy hand restored, defended, 

Safe through life thus far I've come j 
Safe, Lord, when life is ended. 
Bring nz3 to my heavenly home 

113. L. M. 

1. I KNOW that my Redeemer lives: 

What comfort this sweet sentence gives i 
He lives, he lives, who once was dead. 
He lives, my ever-1'ving Head 


2 He lives to bless me with his love, 
He lives to plead for me above, 
He lives my hungry soul to feed, 
He lives to help in time of need. 

3. He lives to silence all my fears. 
He lives to wipe away my tears, 
He lives to calm my troubled heart, 
He lives, all blessings to impart. 

4. He lives, all glory to his name ! 
He lives, my Jesus, still the same ; 
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence givei, 
I know that my Redeemer lives ! 


114. cm. 

1 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
With all thy quickening powers, 
Kindle a flame of sacred love 
In these cold hearts of ours. 

2. Look, how we grovel here below. 
Fond of these trifling toys ! 
Our souls can neither fly nor go 
To reach eternal joys. 

8. In vain we tune our formal songs ; 
In vain we strive to rise ; 
Hosannas languish on our tong-'ieB, 
Atd Dur devot'on dies. 


f Dear Lord, and shall we ever live 
At this poor, dying rate, — 
Our love so faint, so cold to thee, 
And thine to us so great ? 

o. Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
With all thy quickening powers, 
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love, 
And that shaU kindle ours. 

115. H.M. 

1. THOU that hearest prayer ! 

Attend our humble cry ; 
And let thy servants share 

Thy blessing from on high ; 
We plead the promise of thy word, 
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord ! 

2. If earthly parents hear 

Their children when they cry; 
If they, with love sincere, 

Their children's wants supply, 
Much more wilt thou thy love display 
And answer when thy children pray. 

3. Our heavenly Father, thou ; 

We^ children of thy grace : 
Oh, let thy Spirit now 
Descend and fill the place, 
That all may feel the heavenly flame. 
And all unite to praise thy name. 

116. S.l. 

i. Come, Holy Spirit, come; 

Let thy bright beams arise ; 


Dispel the sorrow from our ismdB, 
The darkness from our e^^es. 

2 Convince us of our sin, 

Then lead to Jesus' blood, 
And to our wondering view reveal 
The secret love of God. 

3. Revive our drooping faith, 

Our doubts and fears remove. 
And kindle in our breasts the flame 
Of never-dying love. 

4. ^Tis thine to cleanse the heart, 

To sanctify the soul, 
To pour fresh life in every part, 
And new-create the whole. 

6. Come, Holy Spirit, come ; 

Our minds from bondage free, 
Then shall we know and praise and Uvf 
The Father, Son and thee. 

117. L. M. 

1, My Father, when I come to thee, 
I would not on\/ bend the knee. 
But with my spirit seek thy face. 
With my whole heart desiie thy grace. 

2. I plead the name of thy dear Son, — 
All he has said, all he has done; 
Oh, may I feel his love for me, 
Who died from sin to set me free. 

8. To guide me. Lord, be ever nigh, 
My sins forgive, my wants supplj^ 


With favour crown my youthful days, 
And my whole life shall speak thy prbid-d. 

4. Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, impart ; 
Impress thy likeness on my heart; 
Let mc obey thy truth in love, 
Till raised to dwell with thee above 

118. 7s. 

1. Gracious Spirit, Love divine! 
Let thy light within me shine ; 
All my guilty fears remove. 
Fill me full of heaven and love. 

2. Speak thy pardoning grace to me. 
Set the burden'd sinner free ; 
Lead me to the Lamb of God, 
Wash me in his precious blood. 

3. Life and peace to me impart; 
Seal salvation on my heart; 
Breathe thyself into my breast, 
Earnest of immortal rest. 

4. Let me never from thee stray, 
Keep me in the narrow way; 
Fill my soul with joy divine; 
Keep me. Lord, forever thine. 

119. S.M. 

1. The Spirit in our hearts 

Is whispering, Sinner, come! 
The bride, the Church of Christ, proclaima 
To all his children, C Dme ! 


2. Let him that heareth say 

To all about him, Come ! 
Let him that thirsts for righteousness. 
To Christ, the Fountain, come I 

3. Yes ; whosoever will. 

Oh, let him freely come, 
And freely drink the stream of life ! 
'Tis Jesus bids him come. 

4. Lo ! Jesus, who invites. 

Declares, "I quickly comeP' 
Lord, even so ! I wait thy hour ; 
Jesus, my Saviour, come ! 

120. L.I. 

1. Stay, thou insulted Spirit, stay. 

Though I have done thee such despite, 
Nor cast the sinner quite away. 
Nor take thine everlasting flight. 

2. Though I have most unfaithful been, 

Of all who e'er thy grace received ; 
Ten thousand times thy goodness seen, 
Ten thousand times 4.hy goodness gricTed, 

^ Yet, on, the chief of sinners spare. 
In honour of my great High-Priest; 
Nor in thy righteous anger swear 

To exclude me from thy people's re^t. 

I Now, Lord, my weary soul release ; 

tfp-raise me with thy gracious hand; 
Guide me into thy perfect peace, 
Ar^^ brii^g me to the promised lai L 

B I B L B. 93 

121. 8s & 7s. 

1. Takm my heart, Father ! take it ; 

Make and keep it all thine own : 
Let thy spirit melt and break it ; 

Turn to flesh this heart of stone. 
Heavenly Father, deign to mould I* 

In obedience to thy will ; 
And, as passing years unfold it, 

Keep it meek and childlike still. 

2. Father, make it pure and lowly, 

Peaceful, kind, and far from strife, 
Turning from the paths unholy 

Of this vain and sinful life. 
May the blood of Jesus heal it, 

And its sins be all forgiven : 
Holy Spirit, take and seal it ; 

Guide it in the path to heaycn. 

122. 7s. 

1. Holy Bible! book divine! 
^ecioua treasure! thou art min«f 
Mine, to tell me whence I came; 
Mine, to teach me what I am. 

2. Mine, to chide me when I rove; 
Mine, to show a Saviour's love; 

9\ BIBLE. 

Mine art thou to guide my feet; 
Mine, to judge, condemn, acquit. 

3. Mine, to comfort in distress, 
If the Holy Spirit bless ; 
Mine, to show by living faith 
Man can triumph over death. ^ „ 

4. Mine, to tell of joys to come, '^ 
And the rebel sinner's doom; ^■'^■^ 
thou precious book divine! ^. 
Precious treasure ! thou art mine I^ 

123. lis. 

1 The Bible! the Bible! more precious than 

The hopes and the glories its pages unfold; 
It speaks of a Saviour, and tells of his love; 
It shows us the way to the mansions above. 

2 The Bible! theBiole! blest volume of truth, 
How sweetly it smiles on the season of youth! 
It bids us seek early the pearl of great price, 
Ere the heart is enslaved in the bondage of 

3. The Bible! the Bible! we hail it with joy; 
Its truths and its glories our tongues shall 

employ ; 
We'll sing of its triumphs, we'll \el\ of it« 

worth, * 

And send its glad tidings afar o*er the earth. 

4. The Bible ! the Bible ! the valleys shall ring, 
And hill-tops re-eche the notes that we sing; 

BIBLE. 95 

Our banners, inscribed with its precepis and 

Shall long wave in triumph, the joy of our 


124. 8s & 4s. 

1. Mr Bible! 'tis a book divine, 

Where heavenly truth and mercy shiaej 
And wisdom speaks in every line, 
And speaks to me. 

2. My Bible! in this book alone 

I find God's holy will made known; 

And here his love to man is shown — 

His love to me. 

3. My Bible! here with joy I trace 
The records of redeeming grace; 
Glad tidings to a sinful race ; 

Good hews to me. 

4. My Bible! here it is I read 
How Jesus did for sinners bleed: 
Oh, this was wondrous love indeed f 

Christ bled for me. 

5. My Bible! Oh that I may ne'er 
Consult it but with faith and prayer, 
That I may see my Saviour there, 

Who died for me ! 

125. 8s, 7s & 4s. (Peculiar.) 

1. Book of grace, and book of glory! 
Gift of God ^0 age and youth; 

96 BIB LK. 

Wondrous is thy sacred story,— 
Bright, bright with truth. 

2. Book of love! in accents tender, 

Speaking unto such as we; 
May it lead us, Lord, to render 
All, all to thee. 

3. Book of hope! the spirit sighing 

Consolation finds in thee; 
As it hears the Saviour crying, 
"Come, come to me.'* 

4. Book of peace! when nights of sorrow 

Fall upon us drearily, 
Thou wilt bring a shining morrow, 
Full, full of thee. 

5. Book of life ! when we, reposing. 

Bid farewell to friends we love, 
Give us, for the life then closing, 
Life, life above. 

126. 8$&7s. 

1. Holy Bible, well I love thee: 

Thou dost shine upon my way, 
Like the glorious sun above me. 
Turning darkness into day. 

Just as the sun rolls back the night. 

Breaking forth with morning ray, 
So does the Bible's spreading light 

Chase the shades of sin away. 

BIBLE. 97 

2 Holy Bible, mines of treasure 
In thy precious folds I see; 
Earthly good would know no measure 
If this world were ruled by thee. 

Just as the sun, from morn till noon, 

Stately climbs the eastern sky, 
So over all the earth shall soon 

Beam the Day-spring from on high. 

I. Holy Bible, thou wilt cheer me 
When I lay me down to die; 
H Christ has promised to be near me — 
Can I fear when he is nigh ? 

Just as the sun descends at eve. 

Soon with fresher beams to rise, 
So shall the dying saint receive 
Life eternal in the skies. 

127, 8s & 7s. (Peculiar.) 

1. What is it shows my soul the way 
To realms of everlasting day. 
And tells the danger of delay? 

It is the precious Bible. 

2. What teaches me I'm bound to love 
The glorious Ood who reigns above, 
And that I may his goodness prove? 

It is the precious Bible. 

B. What is it gives my spirit rest 

When with the cares of earth opprejs' i 
And points to regions of the blest? 
It is the precious Bible 

98 B I B r E. 

4. What tells me that I soon must die. 
And to the throne of judgment fly, 
To meet the great Jehovah's eye? 

It is the precious Bible. 

5. Oh, may this treasure ever be 
The best of all on earth to me, 
And still new beauties may I see 

In this the precious Bible! 

128. Peculiar. 

1. Thank God for the Bible! 'tis there that we 

The story of Christ and his love, — 
How he came down to earth from his beauti- 
ful home. 
In the mansions of glory above; 
Thanks to him we will bring, 
Praise to him we will sing, 
For he came down to earth, &c. 

2. While he lived on this earth, to the sicb. and 

the blind 

And to mourners his blessings were given ; 
And he said, Let the little ones come unto me, 
For of such is the kingdom of heaven. 
Jesus calls us to come : 
He's prepared us a home; 
For he said, Let the little ones come, &c. 

8. In the Bible we read of a beautiful land. 
Where sorrow and pain never come ; 
For Jesus is there w: th a heavenly band, 
And 'tis thsre he's prepared us a home. 


Jesus calls : shall w stay ? 
No, we'll gladly obey, 
For Jesus is there with a heavenly band, &c. 

Thank 6od«»for the Bible! its truths o'er the 
We'll scatter with bountiful hand; 
But we never can tell what a Bible is worth, 
Till we go to that beautiful land ; 
There our thanks we will bring, 
There with angels we'll sing, 
And its worth we can tell when with JesuB 
we dwell. 
In heaven, — that beautiful land. 

129. lis. 

Oh, send fortl: the Bible, more precious than 

Let no one presume the best gift to withhold: 
It speaks to all nations in language so plain 
That he who will read it true wisdom may 


It points us to heaven, where the righteous 

will go ; 
It warns us to shun the dark regions of woe; 
It shows us the evil and dangers of sin, 
And opens a fountain for cleansing withm. 

It tells us of One who is mighty to save, 
Who died on the cross, and arose from the 

Who dwelieth on high in that holy abode, 
Interceding for man with a pa'^doning God 

1 00 B r B L E. 

4. It tells us tLat all will awake from the tomb* 
Bids sinners reflect on a judgment to come; 
It tells us that mansions of bliss are preparec' 
The hope of believers, — their glorious award 

I Oh, who would neglect such a volume as this, 
That warns us from danger, invites us to 

Send forth the blest Bible earth's regions 

Wherever the footsteps of man shall be fourd. 

130. 7s & 6s. 

1. We'll not give up the Bible, 

God's holy Book of truth; 
The blessed staff of hoary age, 

The guide of early youth, 
The sun that sheds a glorious light 

O'er every dreary road, 
The voice that speaks a Saviour's love 

And calls us home to God. 

2. We'll not give up the Bible, 

For pleasure or for pain ; 
We'll buy the truth, and sell it not. 

For all that we might gain: 
Though man should try to take our prize 

By guile or cruel might. 
We'll suffer all that man could do, 

And God defend the right! 

5 We'll not give up the Bible, 
But spread it far and wide, 
Until its saving voice be heard 
Beyond the rolling tide: 

BIBLE 101 

Till a.l shall know its gracious po'wer, 

And, with one voice and heart, 
Resolve that from God's sacred Word 

We'll never, never part! 

tior 131. CM. 

1. Jesus, my Saviour and my Lord, 

To thee I lift mine eyes; 
Teach and instruct me by thy word. 
And make me truly wise. 

2. Make me to know and understand 

Thy whole revealed will; 
Fain would I learn to comprehend 
Thy love more clearly still. 

4. Help me to read the Bible o'er 
With ever new delight; 
Help me to love its Author more; 
To seek thee day and night. 

4. Oh, let it purify my heart, 
And guide me all my days; 
Its wonders, Lord, to me impart, 
And thou shalt have the pi aise 

132. 6s. 

1 Skeptic, spare th?t book; 

Touch not a single leaf, 
Nur on its pages look 

With eyes of unbelief; 
'Twas my forefathers' staj 

In the hour of agony; 
Skeptic, go thy way. 

And let that Bible be. 

102 BIBLE. 

2. That go 3d old Bock of Aife 

For centuries has stood 
Unharm'd, amid the strife, 

When earth was drunk with blood; 
And wouldst thou harm it now, 

And have its truths forgot? 
Skeptic, forbear thy blow, 

Thy hand shall harm it not! 

B. Its very name recalls 

The happy hours of youth, 
When in my grandsire^s halls 

I heard its tales of truth ; 
I've seen his white hair flow 

O'er that volume as he read ; 
But that was long ago, 

And the good old man is dead. 

4. My dear grandmother, too. 

When I was but a boy, — 
I've seen her eyes of blue 

Weep o'er it tears of joy; 
Their traces linger still. 

And dear are they to me: 
Skeptic, forego thy will : 

Go, lei that old book be. 

nh. CM. 

1 How shall the young secure their hearta 

And guard their lives from sin ? 
Thy word the choicest rules imparts 
To keep the conscience clean. 

2 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light, 

That guides us all the day: 

BIBLE. 103 

And through the dangers of ihe night 
A lamp to lead our way. 

8. Thy word is everlasting tru th ; 
How pure is every page! 
That holy book shall guide our youth 
And well support our age. 

4. Thy precepts make me truly wise; 
I hate the sinner's road; 
I hate my own vain thoughts that rise, 
But love thy law, my God. 

134. L.M. 

1 The heavens declare thy glory, Lord, 
In every star thy wisdom shines; 
But when our eyes behold thy word 
We read thy name in fairer lines. 

2. The rolling sun, the changing light, 

And nights and days, thy power confess; 
But the blest volume thou hast writ 
Reveals thy justice and thy grace. 

3. Sun, moon and stars convey thy praise 

Round the whole earth, and never stand,* 
So when thy truth began its race. 
It touched and glanced on every land. 

i. Nor will thy spreading gv^spel rest. 

Till through the world thy truth has run. 
Till Christ has all the nations blest 
That see the light or ''eel the su». 



135, H.M. 

I JjsiIT 

1. \\ ELOOME, delightful morn! ^^^ 

Thou day of sacred rest; 
I hail thy kind return; 

Lord, make these moments bleat. 
From low delights and trifling toys 
I soar to reach immortal joys. 

2. Now may the King descend, 

And fill his throne of grace; 
Thy sceptre, Lord, extend, 

While saints address thy face ; 
Let sinners feel thy quickening word 
And learn to know and fear the Lord. 

3. Descend, celestial Dove, 

With all thy quickening powers; 
Reveal a Saviour's love, 

And bless these sacred hours; 
Then shall my soul new life obtain, 
Nor Sabbaths be enjoy'd in vain. 

136. 7s. (6 lines.) 

I. Safely through another week 

God has brought us ^n our way, 
Let us now a blessing seek, 

Waiting in his courts to-day,— 
Day of all the week the best. 
En Vlem o». eternal rest. 


I While we seek supplies of grace 

ThrDugh the dear Redeemer's name^ 

Show thy reconciled face, 

Take away our sin and shame; 

From our worldly cares set free. 

May we rest this day in Lhee. 

3. As we meet, thy name to praise, 

Let us feel thy presence near; 
May thy glory meet our eyes 

While we in thy house appear: 
There afford us, Lord, a taste 
Of our everlasting feast. 

4. May the gospel's joyfu' sound 

Conquer sinners, comfort saints, 
Make the fruits of grace abound, 

Bring relief from all complaints 
Thus let all our Sabbaths prove, 
Till we join the Church above. 

137. L.M. 

I, Another six days' work is done, 
Another Sabbath is begun: 
Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest, 
Improve the day that God hath blest. 

7. Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns 
So sweet a rest to wearied minds. 
Draws us away from earth to heaven, 
And gives this day the food of seven. 

% Oh, may o<ir prayers and praises rise 
As grateful incense to the skies, 
And draw from heaven that sweet repose 
Which none but he who feels i"" knows 

106 8 A B B i T H. 

4 In hol^ duties may the day, 
In holy pleasures, pass away; 
How sweet a Sabbath thus to 3pen<S 
In hope of one that ne'er shall end! 

13$. l.M. 

1 1 LOVE to have the Sabbath come, 
Foi then I rise and quit my home, 
And haste to school, with cheerful air, 
To meet my dearest teachers the^e. 

2. 'Tis there I'm always taught to pray 
That God would bless me day by day, 
And safely guard and guide me still, 
And help me to obey his will. 

3. 'Tis there I sing a Saviour's love, 
"Which brought him from his throne abo?€ 
And made him suffer, bleed and die 

For sinful creatures such as I. 

4 From all the lessons I obtain 
May I a store of knowledge gain. 
And early seek my Saviour's face 
And gain from him supplies of grace 

5 And then, through life's remaining days 
I'll love to sing my Saviour's praise. 
And bless the kindness and the grace 
That brought me to this saCred place. 

139. CM. 

1. This is the day the Lord hath made; 
He calls the hours his own ; 


Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad, 
And praise surround his throne. 

2 To-day he rose and left the dead, 
And Satan's empire fell; 
To-day the saints his triumphs spread, 
And all his wonders tell. 

8. Hosanna to the anointed King, 
To David's holy Son! 
Help us, Lord ! Descend, and bring 
Salvation from thy throne. 

4. Blest be the Lord, who comes to men 
With messages of grace, 
Who comes, in God his Father's name. 
To save our sinful race. 

6. Hosanna in the highest strains 
The church on earth can raise; 
The highest heavens, in which he reigns. 
Shall give him nobler praise. 

140. 7s 

1. Welcome, welcome, day of rest, 

To the world in kindness given. 
Welcome to this humble breast, 
As the beaming light from heaven. 

2. Day of soft and sweet repose, 

Gently now thy moments run, 

As the peaceful streamlet flows. 

Radiant with a summer's sun. 

8. Day of tidings from the skies. 

Day of solemn praise and prayer, 


Day to make the simple wise, i k>d 

Oh, how great thy blessings arel n ^. 

4 Welcome, welcome, day of rest, 
With thy influence all divine, 
May thy hallow'd hours be blest 
To this feeble heart of mine 1 

141. ^7s&8s. 

1. Oh, welcome the day. 
The Sabbath-day returning. 
Sweet day of rest ! — we love it best j^,^iij .Jl 

Oh, welcome the day. f//^ 

Our youthful voices join to sing 
Hosannas to our Saviour- King; 
He loves the praise we bring 

On this holy day. 

2 How blest is this hour. 
The hour of happy greeting, 
While here we sit at Jesus' feet ! 

How blest is the hour! 
He kindly bids us all draw near: 
His winning accents banish fear 
His voice we love to hear 
At this blessed hour. 

8. Oh, come, let us pray 
To Jesus interceding 
With God above for pardoning loye. 

Oh, come, let us pray. 
With humble hearts before his face, 
Now let us seek forgiving grace : 
He hears the soul that prays: 
Come, then, let us pray. 

i A B B A T H. H)9 

142. 8s. 

1. Hew sweet is the Subbath to me, 
The day when the Saviour arose 1 
*Tis heaven his beauties to see 

And in his soft arras to repose; 

He knows I am weaR and defiled, 

My life is but empty and vain ; 

But if he will make me his child, 

^ ' I'll never forsake him again. 

2- This day he invites me to come: 

How kindly he bids me draw near! 
He offers me heaven for home, 

And wipes off the penitent tear: 
He offers to pardon my sin 

And keep me from every snare, 
To sprinkle and cleanse me within 

And show me his tenderest care. 

3. I cannot I must not, refuse; 

His goodness has conquer'd my heart: 
The Lord for my portion I choose, 

And bid all my folly depart. 
How sweet is the Sabbath to me, 

The day my Redeemer arose I 
'Tis heaven his beauties to see 

And in his soft arms to repose. 

143. lis. 

, How sweet is the Sabbath, the morning of rest, 

The day of the week which I surely love best. 

The morning my Saviour arose from the tomb 

And took from the grave all Ua terror and 



2 Oh, let me be thoughtful and prayerful to-day, 
And not spend a minute in trifling or play, 
Remembering these seasons were gracieusly 

To teach me to seek and prepare me for 

8. In the house of my God, in his presence and 


When I worship to-day, may it all be sincere ! 

In the school when I learn, may I do it with care, 

And be grateful to those who watch over me 

there ! 

I Instruct me, my Saviour: a child though I be, 
I am not too young to be noticed by thee ; 
Renew all my heart, keep me firm in thy ways ; 
I would love thee, and serve thee, and give 
thee the praise. 

144. 7s, 6s & §s. 

I Pleasant is the Sabbath bell, 

Id the light, in the light. 
Seeming much of joy to teli, 

In the light of God. 
But a music sweeter far, 

In the light, in the light. 
Breathes where angel spirits are, 

In the light of God. 

Let us walk in the light, 

Walk in the light. 
Let us walk in the light, 

In the light of God. 


Siiail we ever rise to dwell, 

In the light, in the light, 
Where immortal praises swell, 

In the light of God? 
And can children ever go, 

In the light, in the light, 
Where eternal Sabbaths glow. 

In the light of God? 
Let us walk, &c. 

Yes, that bliss our own maj be, 

In the light, in the light. 
Ail the good shall Jesus see, 

In the light of God. 
For the good a rest remains. 

In the light, in the light. 
Where the glorious Saviour reigns^ 

In the light of God. 
Let us walk, &c. 

145. Peculiar. 

Jesus, we love to meet 

On this thy holy day. 

We worship round thy seat 

On this thy holy day. 

Thou tender, heavenly Friend, 

To thee our prayers ascend : 

O'er our young spirits bend 

On this thy holy day. 

We dare not trifle now 

On this thy holy day. 
In silent awe we bow 

On this thy holy day 


Check every wandering thought^. 
And let us all be taught 
To serve thee as we ought 

On this thy holy day. 

8 We listen to thy word 

On this thy holy day* 
Bless all that we have heard 

On this thy holy day. 
Go with us when we part, 
And to each youthful heart 
Thy saving grace impart 

On this thy holy day. 


140. 10s & 7s. 

I. Oh, we love to come to our Sabbath homey 
And learn of our teachers dear, 
Who point us with love to our home above, 
And the crown that awaits us there. 

2 Oh, we love to come to our Sabbath home, 
When the six days' toil is o'er, 
And read and sing of our heavenly King, 
And learn to love him more. 

B. Oh, we love to come to our Sabbath home. 
But we would not come alone: 
We would each bring in from the paths of die 
Some wretched, wandering one: 


W hose feet now stray in the broad, broad way, 
Who know not of God or heaven; 

And would bid them taste of the blessed feast 
Which our Father's love hath given. 

Then toil we on till the race is wen, 

And the pearly gates unfold. 
And we find our rest on the Saviour's breast 

At home in the city of gold. 

147. CM. 

The Sunday-school, that blessed place ! 

Oh, I would rather stay 
Within its walls, a child of grace, 
Than spend my hours in play. 
The Sunday-school, the Sunday-school, 

Oh, 'tis the place I love. 
For there I learn the golden rule 
Which leads to joys above. 

'Tis there I learn that Jesus died 

For sinners such as I ; 
Oh, what has all the world beside. 

That I should prize so high? 

The Sunday-school, &c. 

Then let our grateful tribute rise, 

And songs of praise be given, 
To Him who dwells above the skies, 

For such a blessing given. 

The Sunday-school, &c. 

And welcome, then, the Sun day -school, 
We'll read, and sing, and pray, 


That we may keep the golden rulOy^eod// f 
ADd^|i ever from it stray. rji 

, iM>.y>:',Id j?!^® Sunday-school, &c. 

148. l.M. 

I. The Sabbath-school's a place of prayer, 
I love to meet my teachers there : 
They teach me there that every one 
May find in heaven a happy home. 

I love to go — I love to go — r 

I love to go to Sabbath-school. 

2 In God's own book we're taught to read 
How Christ for sinners groan'd and bledj 
That precious blood a ransom gave 
For sinful man — his soul to save. , ^^^^ 
I love to go — I love to go — . >/ 
I love to go to Sabbath-school. 

S In Sabbath-school we sing and pray, 
And learn to love the Sabbath-day, f 

That, when on earth our Sabbaths end, 
A glorious rest in heaven we'll spend. 
I love to go — I love to go — 
I love to go to Sabbath-school. 

i And when our days on earth are o'er, 
We'll meet in heaven to part no more; 
Our teachers kind we there shall greet, 
And, oh, what joy 'twill be to meet 

In heaven above — in heaven above- 
In heaven above, to part no more ' 


149. L.M. 

The Sunday-school, how dear to me! 
"Within thy walls I love to be ; 
My youthful heart with joy is full 
When I am in the Sunday-school, — 
The Sunday-school. 

'Tis here that I my teachers see, 
Who're always pleased to welcome me, 
As on the Sabbath-day we meet 
In our accustom'd class and seat 
In Sunday-school. 

'Tie here that I am taught to read 
God's holy word, and feel the need 
Of quickening grace and pardoning loye 
To fit me for yon heaven above — 
In 'Sunday-school. 

'Tis here that I am taught to pray, 
And love God's holy Sabbath-day, 
To sing his praise and learn his will 
And all my duties to fulfil — 

In Sunday-school. 

'Tis here I learn that Christ has died, 
That he for me was crucified, 
That he my precious soul has bought: 
These blessed truths I here am taught--- 
In Sunday-school. 

These golden hours will soon be o*er, 
And I shall go to school no more: 
So I'm resolved to form the plan 
To strive and profit all I can 

In Sunday-school. 


7. Oh, .et our sougs and praises rise 
Like grateful incense to the skies, 
For that rich grace, so free, so full, 
That brought us to the Sunday-school—- 

The Sunday-Bchool. -J^ 

150. CM. 

1 . We love the Sabbath-school, the plao* 

Our youthful feet have trod. 
Where we have heard of wisdom's ways, 
That lead to peace and God. 

2. We love the Sabbath-school: 'tis there 

The praise of God we sing; 
'Tis there we bow the knee in prayer 
To God, our heavenly King. 

8. We love the Sabbath-school, where we 

The holy Bible read. 
Which tells of Christ, who came to be 
A Saviour in our need. 

1. Oh that, when earthly cares are past, 
Our teachers we may meet 
Upon the blissful plains, and cast 
Our crowns at Jesus' feet. 

151. IhUii. 

To the sports of the thoughtless, or pleasures 
of sin. 

Some give the sweet Sabbaih of rest ; 
But away with all sports or pleasures so vain. 

For my dear Sunday-school is the best 


I love my companions, I love youth's gay 

With brightness and purity blest; 
Yet better by far is the sweet Sabbath morn, 

For my dear Sunday-school is the best. 

I love the sweet birds, and the fields, and 
the flowers. 
In beauty so charmingly dress'd; 
But there's purer delight in the still, sacred 
For my dear Sunday-school is the best. 

Then I'll sing of my school, and the Sabbath 
I love, 
Bright emblems of heavenly rest : 
Thou guide of my youth, thou Saviaur di- 
Oh, bring me to share in that rest. 

152. 78 & 6s. 

1. We love to sing together 

Our hearts and voices one, 
To praise our heavenly Father, 
And his eternal Son. 

We love to sing, &c. 

2, We love to pray together 

To Jesus on his throne, 
And ask that he will ever 
Accept us as his own. 
We love, &c. 

8 We love ta read together 

The word of saving trutii. 


WhvSe light is shiDing ever 
To guide our early youth. 
We love, &c. 

4, We love to be together 

Upon the Sabbath-day, 

And strive to help each other 

Along the heavenly way. 

We love, &c. 

153, S.M. 

1. i LOVE the Sabbath-school, 

Where happy children meet; 
Where rich and poor alike may ccme 
And sit at Jesus' feet. 

2- J love the Sabbath-school, v' 

Where children learn to pray, 
And hear about the world to come, 
And Jesus Christ, the Waj 

S. I love the Sabbath-school; 
It is a heavenly place; 
For there the youthful heart may learn 
To seek the Saviour's face. 

4. 1 love the Sa'boach-school, 

And Him who bought for me 
This sweet, this precious means of grace. 
An(P gives the blessing free! 



154. C.M/^,^''!*:^*'^*''^' 

1. Soon as I heard my Father say, 

**Ye children, seek my grace,'* . . 
My heart replied, without delay, ^vnH 
**I'll seek my Father's face." 5 mitg"> 

2. Let not thy face be hid from me, 

Nor frown my soul away ; 
God of my life, I fly to thee 
In each distressing day. 

8. Should friends and kindred, near aui dear, 
Leave me to want or die, 
My God will make my life his care, 
And all my need supply. 

4. Wait on the Lord, ye trembling saints, 
And keep your courage up ; „ 

He'll raise your spirit when it faints, '^ 
And far exceed your hope 

155. G M. 

i. Oh, what amazing words of grace 
Are in the gospel found. 
Suited to every sinner's case 
Who hears the joyful sound ! 

2. Come, then, with all your wantg and wou]i<l8^ 
Your every burden bring ; 


Here love, unchanging love, abounds,— 
A deep, celestial spring. 

8. This spring with living water flows. 
And heavenly joy imparts ; 
Come, thirsty souls ! your wants disijlose. 
And drink with thankful hearts. 

4. Millions of sinners, vile as you, 
Have here found life and peace ; 
Come, then, and prove its virtues too. 
And drink, adore and bless. 

156. L.l. 

1. Return, wanderer, return, 

And seek an injured Father's face ; 

Those warm desires that in thee burn 

Were kindled by reclaiming grace. 

2. Return, wanderer, return, 

And seek a Father's melting heart; 
His pitying eyes thy grief discern, 

His hand shall heal thine inward smar<^ 

3. Return, wanderer, return. 

Thy Saviour bids thy spirit live ; 
Go to his bleeding feet, and learn 
How freely Jesus can forgive 

i. Return, C wanderer, return, 

And wipe away the falling tear : 
Tis God who says, '* No longer mourn," 
*Tis mercy's voice invites thee near. 


157. L.M. 

!. Bebold a Stranger at the dooi ! 

He gently knocks, — has knock'd before ; 
Has waited long, is waiting still : 
You treat no other friend so ill. 

2. Oh, lovely attitude ! — he stands 

With melting heart and loaded Lands : — 
Oh, matchless kindness ! — and he shows 
This matchless kindness to his foes t 

3. But will he prove a friend indeed ? 
He will, — the very Friend you need ; 
The Friend of sinners, — yes, 'tis he, 
With garments dyed on Calvary. 

4. Rise, touch' d with gratitude divine, 
Turn out his enemy and thine, — 
That soul-destroying monster, sin, — 
And let the heavenly Stranger in. 

5. Admit him ere his anger burn : 
His feet departed ne'er return ; 
Admit him, or the hour's at hand 
Vou'U at his loor rejected stand. 

I5S. cm. 

■ . Come, sinner, to the gospel-feast, 
Oh, come without delay ! 
For there is room in Jesus' breast 
For all who will obey. 

2 There's room in God's eternal love 
To saT8 thy precious S'»ul; 


JR,oom in the Spiiit's grace above 
Tc heal and make thee whole. 

3. There's room within the church, redeem'^ 

With blood of Christ divine, 
Room in the white-robed throng convened. 
For that dear soul of thine. 

4. There's room in heaven among the choii, 

And harps and crowns of gold, 
And glorious palms of victory there, 
And joys that ne'er were told, -^uj^ 

b. There's room around thy Father's t)oar<l 
For thee and thousands more : 
Oh, come and welcome to the Lord ; 
Yea, come this very hour. -, .aRifl 

' fnrfT 

159. 7S. >f ^ffA 

1. Heau ye not a voice from heaven, 
To the listening spirit given ? 
"Children, come!" it seems to say, 
*'Give your hearts to me tc-day.'* 

2 Sweet as is a mother's love. 
Tender as the heavenly Dove, 
Thus it speaks a Saviour's jharms ; 
Thus ii wins us to his arms. 

3. Lord, may we rpmember thee, 
While from pains and sorrows free. 
While our day is iit its dew. 
And the clouds of life are few 


4. Tnen, when night and age appeikf, 
Thou wilt chase each doubt and fear , 
Thou our glorious leader be, 
When the stars shall fade and flee. 

6. Now to thee, Lord, we come, 
In our morning's early bloom; 
Breathe on us thy grace divine : 
Touch our hearts and make them thine. 

160. 8s & U. 

1. Come to Calvary's holy mountain, 

Sinners ruin'd by the fall; jf) 

Here a pure and healing fountain 

Flows to you, to me, to all, 
In a full, perpetual tide, 
Open'd when our Saviour died. 

2. Come in poverty and meanness. 

Come defiled, without, within ; 
From infection and uncleanness, 

From the leprosy of sin. 
Wash your robes and make them whitfi 
Ye shall walk with God in light. 

3 Come, in sorrow and contrition. 
Wounded, impotont and blind ; 
Here the guilty, free remission. 

Here the troubled, peace may fini^ 
Health this fountain will restore, 
He that drinks shall thirst no more. 

4. He that drinks shall 1/ ve forever ; 
*Tis a soul-renewing flood : 


God is faithful, — God will never 
Break his covenant in blood, 
Sign'd when our Redeemer died, ' 
Seal'd when he was glorified. 

161. C.W. 

I Ye wretched, hungry, starving poor 
Behold a royal feast ! 
Where mercy spreads her bounteous stor* 
For every humble guest. 

1^ See, Jesus stands with open arms ; 
He calls, he bids you come ; 
Guilt holds you fast, and fear alarms ; 
But see, there yet is room. 

8. Room in the Saviour's bleeding heart • 
There love and pity meet ; 
Nor will he bid the soul depart 
That trembles at his feet. 

4. Oh, come, and with his children taste 
The blessings of his love ; 
While hope attends the sweet repast 
Of nobler joys above. 

6 There, with united heart and voice, 
Before th' eternal throne, 
Ten thousand thousand souls i ejoice 
In ecstasies unknown. 

S And yet ten thousand thousand morft 
Are welcome still to come ; 
Ye longing souls, the grace adore; 
Approach, '^ere 7?t is room. 

INVITAT. ON 8. 12d 

162. 8s, 7s k 4s. 

1. Habk ! the voice of love and mercy 

Sounds aloud from Calvary ; 
See, it rends the rocks asunder, 
Shakes the earth and veils the sky! 

"It is finish'd!" 
Hear the dying Saviour cry. 

2. *'It is finish'd!" — oh, what pleasure 

Do these precious words afford ! 

Heavenly blessings without measure 

Flow to us from Christ the Lord ; 

"It is finish'd!" 
Saints, the dying words record. 

8. Finish'd, — all the types and shadows 
Of the ceremonial law ; 
Finish'd, — all that God had promised ; 
Death and hell no more shall awe : 

"It is finish'd!" 
Saints, from henc« your comforts draw 

4. Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs, 
Join to sing the pleasing theme; 
All on earth and all in hoav^en. 
Join to praise Immanuel's name; 

Hallelujah ! 
Glory to the bleeding Lamb. 

163. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. Hear, sinner ! mercy hails you. 
Now with sweetest voice she calls ; 
Bids you haste to seek the Saviour 
Ere the hand of justice falls : 


Trust in Jesus ; 
'Tis the voice of mercy calls 

. i?rA.H 
2 Haste, sinner, to the Saviour l->*noH 
Seek his mercy while you may; \\ ,3d8 
Soon the day of grace is over; BdH 
Soon your life will pass away .' 

Haste to Jesus ; geH 

You must perish if you stay. . 

164. 7s. (Double.) ,„■'; 

1. Sinners, turn, why will ye die t . p 
God your Maker asks you why ; 

God, who did your being give, {i&'uiii .«' 
Made you with himself to live; i 10 
He the fatal cause demands, ifpnif'i 
Asks the work of his own hands ; 
Why, ye thankless creatures, why 
Will ye slight Ms love and die ? ., .. , 

2. Sinners, turn, why will ye die? '^ f*"*-*^ * 

God your Saviour asks you why:"^^^' 
He who did your souls retrieve, ' ^'" j^'^- 
Died himself that you might live.*' 
Will you let him die in vain ? 
Crucify your Lord again ? 
Why, ye careless sinners, why 
Will ye slight his grace and die ? 


3. Sinners, turn, why will ye die ? 
God the Spirit asks you why : 
He who all your lives hath strove. 
Wooed jon to embrace his love : 

INV1T.4T10NH. 127 

Will ye not his grace receive? 
Will ye still refuse to live ? 
ye dying sinners, why, 
Why will ye forever die ? 

165. 7s. 

1. Comb ! said Jesus* sacrad voice, 
Come, and make my paths your cit^ice; 
I will guide you to your home: 
Weary wanderer, hither come. 

2. Hither come, for here is found 
Balm that flows for every wouni^,,. 
Peace that ever shall endure, .^{i,f/f 
Rest eternal, sacred, sure. ,„p 

: Mnii^lolfHll 

i. Come, ye sinners, heavy laden, 
Lost and ruin'd by the fall ; 
If you wait till you are better, 
You will never come at all : 

Sinners only, 
Christ, the Saviour, came to call. 

i. Let no sense of guilt prevent you, 
Nor of fitness fondly dream ; 
All the fitness he requireth 
Is to feel your need of him ; 

This he gives you, — 
'Tis the Spirit's rising beam. 


Agonizing in the garden, 
Lc I yoTir Saviour prostrate lieai 


On the bloody tree behold him, 

There he groans and bleeds and die^ 

**It isfinish'd!"— , 

Heaven accepts the sacrifice. • ^^ 

4. Lo ! the incarnate God ascending 
Pleads the merit of his blood; 
Venture on him, venture wholly, -^^o'^ •* 
Let no other trust intrude: ^^*^ 

None but Jesus 
Can do helpless sinners good. 

6. Saints and angels, join'd in concert, 
Sing the praises of the Lamb ; 
While the blissful seats of heaven 
Sweetly echo with his name ; 

Hallelujah ! — 
Sinners here may sing the same. 

167. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. Sinners, will you scorn the message 

Sent in mercy from above ? 
Every sentence, oh, how tender !— 
Every line is full of love : 

Listen to it! 
Every line is full of love ! 

2. Hear the heralds of the gospel 

News from Zion's King proclaim,- - 
** Pardon to each rebel sinner. 
Free forgiveness in his name :" 

Oh, how gracious ! 
Free forgiveness in his name." 


168. 8s & 7s. 

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, 

Weak and wounded, sick and sore ; 
Jesus ready stands to save you, 

Full of pity, love and power. 
Turn to the Lord, and seek salvation, 

Sound the praise of his dear name j 
Glory, honour and salvation, 

Christ the Lord is come to reign. 

2. Now, ye needy, come and welcome, 

God's free bounty glorify; 
True belief and true repentance, 
Every grace that brings you nigh. 
Turn, &c. 

3. Let not conscience make you linger, 

Nor of fitness fondly dream ; 
All the fitness he requireth 
Is to feel your need of him. 
Turn, &c. 

4. Come, ye weary, heavy laden, 

Bruised and mangled by the fall ; 
If you tarry till you're better. 
You will never come at all. 
Tarn, &c. 

5 Agonizing in the garden, 

Lo ! your Maker prostrate lies I 
On the bloody tree behold him, 
Hear him cry before he dies. 
Turn, &c. 


109. 8s & 6s, or I. M. 

1. Just as thou art, — without one trace 
Of love, or joy, or inward grace, 

Or fitness for the lieavenly place, — 
guilty sinner, come ! 

2. Thj^ sins I bore on Calvary's tree ; 
The stripes thy due were laid on rae, 
That peace and pardon might be free,-™ 

wretched sinner, come I 

3. Come, leave thy burden at the cross ; 
Count all thy gains but empty dross ; 
My grace repays all earthly loss, — 

needy sinner, come ! 

L Come, hither bring thy boding fears, 
Thy aching heart, thy bursting tears ; 
'Tis mercy's voice salutes thine ears, — 
trembling sinner, come ! 

> The Spirit and the bride say, *' Come !" 
Rejoicing saints re-echo, " Come 1" 
"Who faints, who thirsts, who will, ma? 

Thy Saviour bids thee come 

no. S.M. 

I. THOU who wouldst rot have 
One wretched sinner die, 
Who died thyself, my soul to dave 
From endless misery: 


Show me the way to shun 

Thy dreadful wrath severe, 
That when thou comest on thy throne, 

I may with joy appear. 

2. Thou art thyself the way ; - 

Thyself in me reveal ; 
So shall I spend my life's short day 

Obedient to thy will : 
So shall I love my God, 

Because he first loved me. 
And praise thee in thy bright abode 

To all eternity. 

171. 7s. 

1. Brother, hast thou wander'd far 

From thy Father's happy home, 
With thyself and God at war ? 

Turn thee, brother ; homeward com« 

2. Hast thou wasted all the powers 

God for noble uses gave ? 
Squander'd life's most golden hours? 
Turn thee, brother; God can save. 

8. He can heal thy bitterest wound, 
He thy gentlest prayer can heaff : 
Seek him, for he may be found ; 
Call upon him ; he is near. 

172. 7s & b. 

i. Come to Jesus, little one; 
Come to Jesus now ; 
Humbly at his gracious throm©. 
In submission, bow. 


2 At his feet confess your sin ; 
Seek forgiveness there ; 
For his blood can m ike you cleaii^-« 
He will hear your prayer. 

3. Seek his face without delay ; 
Give him now your heart; 
Tarry not, but, while you may, 
Choose the better part. 

173. 7s & 6s. 

1 1 MUST obey ray mother. 

So gentle, kind and true : 
Her loving hand has led me 

Thus far life's pathway througls 
Slie watches o'er me fondly. 

And keeps the thorns away ; 
And it would deeply grieve her 

If I should not obey. 
2. I must obey my mother ; 

For, when I helpless lay 
A babe upon her bosom, 

She watch'd me day by day. 
She caught my earliest lisping 

And cliarnrd it into speech, 
And train' d my timid footsteps, 

And sought my soul to teach. 
8 I must obey my mother ; 

For I remenjber well 
That Christ was thus submissive 

While he on earth did dwelL 
He did his mother's bidding, 

He still was meek and mild ; 
And he will grant a blessing 

To >ach obedient :hild. 


174. 7s. 

1. Hasten, sinner, to be wise; 

Stay not for the morrow's sun: 
Wisdom if you still despise, 
Harder is it to be won. 

2 Hasten, mercy to implore ; 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
Lest thy season should be o'er 
Ere this evening's stage be r'an. 

3. Hasten, sinner, co return ; 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
Lest thy lamp should cease to burn 
Ere salvation's work is done. 

4. Hasten, sinner, to be blest ; 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
Lest perdition thee arrest 
Ere the morrow is begun. 

175. L. M. 

1 . Say, sinner, hath a voice within 
Oft whisper'd toothy secret soul, 
Urged thee to leave the ways of sin 
And yield thy hear*, to God's control? 

2 Sinner, it was a heavenly voice, 
It was the Spirit's gracious call; 
It bade thee make the better choice, 
And haste to seek in Christ thine all. 

8. Spurn not the call to life and light ; 
Regard in time this warning kind; 
That call i Vou mayest not always slight 
And yet the ^ate of mercy find. 

134 \^ A R N I N G S A. N D 

4. Qod'u Spirit will not always strive 

With hardeii'd, self-destroying man ; 
Ye, who persist his love to grieve, 
May never hear his voice again. 

6 Sinner, perhaps this very day 

Thy last accej-ted time may be; 
Oh, shouldst thou grieve him now away. 
Then hope may never beam on thee. 

178. 6s & 4s. 

1. To-day the Saviour calls : 

Ye wanderers, come ' 

ye benighted souls, 
Why longer roam ? 

2. To-day the Saviour calls; 

For refuge fly : 
The storm of vengeance falls, 
Ruin is nigh. 

3. To-day the Saviour calls • 

Oh, listen now ! 
Within these sabred walls 
To Jesus bow. 

4. The Spirit calls to-day : 

Yield to his power ; 
Oh, grieve him not away I 
'lis mercy's hour. 

177. lis. 

1. Delay mot, delay not, sinner, draw near 
The waters of life are now flowing for 

INYlTAnC NB. 135 

No price is demanded, the Saviour is here, 
Redemption is purchased, salvation is fre€. 

Delay not, delay not: why longer abuse 
The love and compassion of Jesus thy God! 

A fountain is open'd, how canst thou refuse 
To wash and be cleansed in his pardoning 
blood ? 

Delay not, delay not : the Spirit of grace, 
Long grieved and resisted may take its 
sad flight. 

And leave thee in darkness to finish thy race, 
To sink in the gloom of eternity's nij^ht. 

178. S. M. 

1. Now is the accepted time, 

Now is the day of grace; 
Now, sinners, come, without delay. 
And seek the Saviour's fao^. 

2. Now is the accepted time, 

The Saviour calls to-day. 
To-morrow it may be too late, 
Then why should you delay ? 

3. Now is the accepted time. 

The gospel bids you come , 

And every promise in his word 

Declares there yet is room. 

4. Lord, draw reluctant souls. 

And feast them with thy love ; 
Then will the angels ST?iftly fly, 
To bear the news above. 


179. C, M. 

1. Oh, say not, " I will yet delay 

T> seek God's offer'd grace;" 
When Jesus, with a voice of love, 
Says now, <' Seek thou my face.** 

2. Say not, *< To-morrow I will turn:" 

To thee it may not come ; 
For e'en this night thy soul may hear 
Its everlasting doom. 

3. Say not, ''When sickness lays me low, 

I will begin to pray ;" 
For swift disease, or sudden death, 
May call thy soul away. 

4. But say, with earnestness and faith, 

"Jesus, I come to thee; 
Now, from this moment, by thy grace, 
Help me from sin to flee. 

5. " Now, for thy tender mercy's sake, 

Forgive my past delay. 
And in thine own redeeming blood 
Wash all my sins away. 

6. "Now, by thy Holy Spirit's power, 

Renew this heart of mine; 
And may the life which thou hast spared 
Be henceforth wholly thine." 

180. CM. 

I. Plunged in a gulf of dark iespair, 
We wretched sinners lay, 
Without ot e cheerful beam of hope 
Oi spark cf glimriiering day. 


2. With pit^^ing eyes the Prince of graoo 

Beijeld our helpless grief; 
He saw, and, oh, amazing love! 
He ran to our relief! 

3. Down from the shining seats above 

With joyful haste he fled, 
Enter'd the grave in mortal flesh, 
And dwelt among the deail. 

4. Oh, for this love let rocks and hills 

Their lasting silence break, 
And all harmonious human tongues 
The Saviour's praises speak. 

181. 7s. 

1. Haek. my soul! it is the Lord, 
'Tis thy Saviour, hear his word; 
Je.sus speaks, and speaks to thee : 

" Say, poor sinner, lovest thou me? 

2. " I deliver'd thee when bound, 

And when wounded, heal'd thy wound; 
Sought thee wandering, set thee right, 
Turn'd thy darkness into light. 

3. " Mine is an unchanging love, 
Higher than the heights above. 
Deeper than the depths beneath, 
Free and faithful, strong as death. 

4 *' Thou shalt see my glory soon. 
When the work of grace is done; 
Partner o? my throne shalt be: 
Say, poor sinner, lovest thou me **' 


6. Lord, it is my chief complaint 
That my love is weak and faint ; 
Yet I love thee and adore ; 
Oh for grace to love thee more! 

182. 8s & 7s. 

1 Little children, Jesus calls yon, 
Listen to his blessed voice ; 
Sinners try in vain to shun it, 
Christians hail it and rejoice. 

Come, then, children, join to sing 
Glory to our Saviour-King. 

2. Little children, come to Jesus ; 

See him still inviting stand : 
Hark ! he bids you leave destruction, 
Calls you to the better land. 
Come, then, &c. 

3. Little children, look to Jesus, 

Look to Jesus, look and live ; 
Jesus suffer'd death to save you, 
Freest pardon he will give. 
Corns, then, &c. 

183. 7s. (6 liMes.) 

Children, you have gone astray. 

Far from God, and peace, and heaven 
Would you leave that dangerous way ? 
Would you have your sins forgiven? 
Christ can all your sins forgive; 
Look to Jesus, look and live. 


. CMldren, you have sinful hearts ; 
Jesus Christ can make you whole ; 
He can cleanse your inward parts, 
Sanctify and save your soul. 
Jesus a new heart can give ; 
Look to Jesus, look and live. 

, Children, you may shortly die ; 
Jesus died your souls to save; 
If you to the Saviour fly, 

You shall live beyond the grave. 
Life eternal He will give, 
Look to Jesus, look and live. 

184. 7s&6,s. 

1. (jro thou in life's fair morningj 

Go in thy bloom of youth, 
And seek, for thine adorning, 

Tho precious pearl of truth : 
Secure the heavenly treasure, 

And bind it on thy heart ; 
And let no earthly pleasure 

E'er cause it to depart. 

2. 'io, while the day-star shineth, 

Go, while thy heart is light, 
Go, ere thy strength declineth, 

While every sense is bright: 
Sell all thou ^ast, and buy it : 

'Tis worth all earthly things,— 
Rubies, and gold, and diamonds, 

S jeptres and crowns of kings ! 

8. Go, ere the cloud of sorrow 

Steals o'er thy bloom of youtk; 

140 W4ttNINGS AND 

Defer not till to-morrow : 
Go now, and buy the truth. 

Go, seek thy great Creator ; 
Learn early to be wise ; 

Go, place upon the altar 
A morning sacrifice. 

185. 8s&.§s. 

1. I WAS once a thoughtless wanderer, 

Far away from God ; 
Earthly cires absorb'd and cbarm'd m«, 

Sinful paths I trod. 
Some nrcund me found their Savio'ir, 

And from guilt were free ; 
Joy on s were their hopes of heaven: 

'Twas not so with me. 

2. I was troubled with my burden, 

Hard it was to bear; 
Rest I sought, but could not find it, 

Peace I could not share. 
I had stray' d and sinn'd so often, 

Lost T seem'd to be; 
Many were in Jesus happy: 

'Twas not so with me. 

8 Now, deliver'd from my burden. 

Peace and joy are mine ; 
On my heart are ever falling 

Beams of light divine. 
I have sought and found my Saviour; 

Dear he seems to be ; 
And as others loved and praised him. 

New tis 60 with me. 


i Sinner, worn with grief and sorro nr, 

Come to Jesus now, 
Let your heart with true repentance 

Low before him bow ; 
He invites you, h*^. entreats you, 

" Sinner, come to me !" 
And while others are rejoicing, 

'Twill be so with thee. 

186. 7s&6s. 

1. Oh, come in life's gay morning, 

Ere in thy sunny way 
The flowers of hope have wither'd, 

And sorrow end thy day. 
Come, while from joy's bright fountaiii 

The streams of pleasure flow, 
Come, ere thy buoyant spirits 

Have felt the blight of woe. 

2. "Remember thy Creator" 

Now in thy youthful days, 
And he will guide thy footsteps 

Through life's uncertain maze 
*'Kemen)ber ''.hy Creator," 

He calls in tones of love. 
And ofl'ers deathless glories 

In brighter worlds above. 

3 And in the hour of sadness, 

When earthly joys depart, 
His love shall be thy solace 

And cheer thy drooping heart* 
And when life's' storm is over, 

And thou from earth art free, 
Thy God will be thy portion 

Throughout eternity. 


187. 4s & 8§. ■ 

1. Come, children, come! 

God bids you come ! 
Come, and learn to sing the story 
Of the Lord of life and glory : 

Come, children, come. 

2/ Come, children, come I 

Christ bids you come ! 
Early seek his face and favour, 
Love and serve your blessed Saviour t 

Come, children, come. 

3. Come, children, come ! 
The Spirit says come ! 

Come, with Zion's sons and daughters. 
To the springs of living waters : 
Come, children, come. 

4. Come, children, come ; 
All bid you come ; 

Come unite your hearts and voices, 
Listening heaven then rejoices: 
Come, children, come. 

5. Come, children, come ; 
Make heaven your home ; 

Then, though earthly ties may sever, 
You shall live with Christ forever, 
Come, children, come. 

188. Us. 

i . Oh, come, children, come to the ttaviour to-day : 
Come, for all things are ready, oh, haste ye 

away : 
Come and welcome to Jesus, nor longer delay 


2 He invites you to come: to his words now 

attend ; 
He calls you in love: lie's the children's best 

Friend : 
Come and welcome to Jesus, the children's 

kind Friend. 

B. He died that the souls of the children might 
live : 
He lives now in glory their prayers to receive : 
Come and welcome to Jesus : repent and believe 

4. The Spirit says, " Come :" his gentle voice hear : 
To-day pray for pardon, while Jesus is near : 
Come and welcome to Jesus while he is sc 

189. 7s&§s. 

1 Hark ! a voice ! a heavenly voice, 

Floating lightly, lightly by ! 
"Come to Jesus and rejoice: 

Live with him on high !'* 
Yes ! we come ! to Jesus come ; 

For our Saviour dear 
Soon will call us to his home, 

Free from every fear. 

2 Hark ! a voice ! a heavenly voice I 

Singing sweetly, sweetly now ; 
** 'Tis the hour to make thy choice, 

Come ! to Jesus bow !'* 
Jesus' love, — worth more than gold 

Dug from out the richest mines,-^ 
Jesus' love, like wealth untold, 

Bound the heart entwines 


8. If ark ! a voice ! a heavenly voice ! 

Hear it I sounding through the landi 
*' SoqIs on eartli make heaven rejoice, 

Who for Jesus stand." 
Jesus ! take us in thine arms ; 

Suffer that we come to thee : 
With thy blessing, earthly harms 

From our path will flee. 

190. 8s & Ss. 

1 We're travelling home to heaven above: 

Will you go? 
To sing the Saviour's dying love: 

Will you go ? 
Millions have reach'd that blest abode, 
Anointed kings and priests to God, 
And millions more are on the road : 

V/ill you go ? 

2 We're going to walk the plains of light : 

Will you go? 
B^ar, far from deatti and curse and night : 

Will you go? 
The crown of life we then shall wear, 
The conqueror's palm we then shall bear 
And all the joys of heaven we'll share: 

Will you go ? 

g The way to heaven is straight and plain' 
Will you go ? 

Repent, believe^ bo born again ! 
Will you go ? 

The Saviour cries aloud to thee. 

"Take up thy cross and follow rue, 

Vnd ihou shfilt iry salvation see :'* 
Will you go? 


4 Oh, could I hear some sinner say, 

<'I will go." 
Oh, could I hear him humbly pray, 

"Make me go." 
And all his old companions tell, 
** I will not go with you to hell : 
I long with Jesus Christ to dwell 

Let me go." 

191, 7s & 5s. 

1. Rouse ye at the Saviour's call! 
Children, rouse ye, one and all: 
Wake, or soon your souls will fall. 

Fall in deep despair. 
Woe to him who turns away ! 
Jesus kindly calls to-day ; 
Come, children, while you may, 

Raise your souls in prayer. 

2. Heard ye not the Saviour's cry ? 

" Turn, oh, turn: why will you die?*^ 
And, in keenest agony. 

Mourn too late your doom ! 
Haste, for time is rushing on ; 
Soon the fleeting hour is gone, 
The lifted arrow flies anon 

To sink you in the tomb. 

3. By the Saviour's bleeding love, 
By the joys of hoaven above, 

Let these words your spirits move ; 

Quick to Jesi^s fly! 
Come, and save your souls from deatL 
Haste ! escape Jehovah's wrath ; 
Fly ! for life's a fleeting breath: 

Soon, oh, soon you'll die. 


192, 6s&4s. (Peculiar.) 

L Child of sin and sorrow, filFd with dismay^ 

Wait not for to-morrow; yield thee to-day. 

Heaven tids thee come, 

While yet there's room. 

Child of sin and sorrow, 

Hear and obey. 

2 Child of sin and sorrow, why wilt thou die ? 
Come, while thou canst borrow help from on 

high : 

Grieve not that love 
Which from above — 
Child of sin and sorrow — 
Would bring thee nigh. 

3 Child of sin and sorrow, where wilt thou flee 
Through that long to-morrow, eternity? 

Exiled from home, 
Darkly to roam, — 
Child of sin and sorrow. 
Where wilt thou flee ? 

4 Child of sin and sorrow, lift up thine eye ! 
Heirship thou canst borrow in worlds on hig'a 1 

In that high home. 
Graven thy name : 
Child of sin and sorrow. 
Swift homeward fly I 

193. 8s&7s. 

1, To the wandering and the weary, 
Everywhere on land and sea, 


Jesnis calls in tones of mercy, 

*-Come, dear o'lildren, come to me.** 

2. From our home, Dur household altar, 

"When our father bends the knee, 
Oft we hear a voice inviting, 

<'Come, dear children, come to me.* 

3. When, at night, upon our pillow. 

We have raised our prayer to thee, 
Then we felt the word unspoken, 
"Com-e, dear children come to me." 

4. Oft we hear it when our teachers 

Talk to us of Calvary : 
In our hearts its tones re-echo :- 
*'Come, dear children, come to me,*' 

5. When we pass death's troubled river, 

Calm and peaceful it will be, 
If we hear that voice of voices, 

"Come, dear children, come to me.*^ 

194. C. M. 

1. Ye hearts with youthful vigor warm, 
In smiling crowds draw near, 
And turn from every mortal charm, 
A Saviour's voice to hear. 

2 He, Lord of all the worlds on high. 
Stoops to converse with you. 
And lays his radiant glories by. 
Your friendship to pursue. 

8 " Th3 soul that lo'igs to see my fac« 
I? sure my love o gain ; 


And t^iose that early seek my grace 
Shall never seek in vain." 

4. What object, Lord, my soul should move. 
If once compared with thee? 
What beauty should command my love, 
Like that in Christ I see ? 

6. Away, ye false, delusive toys, 
Vain tempters of the mind ! 
'Tis here I fix my lasting choice, 
And here true bliss I find. 

195. 12s & 8s. 

1. When the hai^est is past and the summer is 
And sermons and prayers shall be o'er, 
When ihe beams cease to break of the sweet 
Sabbath morn, 
And Jesus invites thee no more. 
When the rich gales of mercy no longer shall 
The gospel no message declare, — 
Sinner, how canst thou bear the deep wailinga 
of woe. 
How suffer the night of despair ? 

2 When the holy have gone to the regions of peace 
To dwell in the mansions above, — 
When their harmony wakes, in the fulness ot 
Their song to the Saviour they love, — 
Say, sinner who livest at rest and secure, 

Who fearest no trouble to come. 
Can thy spirit the swellings of sorrow endurw 
Or bear the 'mpeuitent's doom? 



196. Peculiar. 

1 B\- faith I view my Saviour dying 
On the tree; 
To every nation he is crying, 

Look to me! 
He bids the guilty now draw near, 
Repent, believe, dismiss their fear: 
Hark ! hark ! what precious words 1 hear i 
Mercy's free' mercy's free! 

2. Did Christ, when I was sin pursuing, 
Pity me? 
And did he snatch my soul from ruin ? 

Can it be? 
Oh, yes ! he did salvation bring : 
He ^s my Prophet, Priest and King; 
And now my happy soul can sing, 
Mercy's free ! Mercy's free! 

d Jesus my weary soul refreshes ; 
Mercy's free ! 
And every moment Christ is precious 

Unto me. 
None can t/escribp *he b]ie« I prove: 
While through this wilderness I rove; 
All may enjoy the Saviour's love, 
Mercy's free ! mercy's free ! 

4. Long as I live, I'll still be crying, 
"Mercy's free !" 
And this shall be my theme when dying, 
* Mercy's free!" 


And when the vale of death P-vt p?v ^*% 
When lodged above the stormy blas^ 
I'll sing, while endless ages last, 

*' Mercy's free ! mercy's free 

197. CM. 

1 Alas ! and did my Saviour bleed! 
And did my Sovereign die ? 
Would he devote that sacred head 
For such a worm as I ? 

2. Was it for crimes that I had done 

He groan'd upon the tree ? 
Amazing pity ! grace unknown I 
And love l3eyond degree! 

3. Well might the sun in darkness hide, 

And shut his glories in, 
When God the mighty Maker died 
For man the creature's sin. 

4. Thus might I hide my blushing face 

While his dear cross appears, 

Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, 

And melt mine eyes to tears. 

5. But drops of grief can ne'er repay 

The debt of love I owe : 
Here, Lord, I give myself away ; 
'Tis all that I can do. 

198. S. M. 

1 If Jesus Christ was sent 
To save us from our sin 
And kindly teach us to repent, 
We should ai once begin. 


2. He says he loves to see 

A broken-hearted one ; 
He loves that sinners, such as we, 
Should mourn for what we've done 

3. 'Tis not enough to say 

We're sorry and repent, 
Yet still go on from day to day 
Just as we always went. 

4. Repentance is to leave 

The sins we loved before, 
And show that we in earnest grieye. 
By doing so no more. 

6. Lord, make us thus sincere, 
To watch as well as pray : 
However small, however dear, 
Take all our sins away. 

6. And since the Saviour came 
To make us turn from sin. 
With holy grief and humble sharn^ 
We would at once begin. 

199. S. M. 

1. Did (Jhrist o'er sinners weep, 

And shall our cheeks be dry? 
Let floods )f penitential grief 
Burst forth from every ey«. 

2. The Son of God in tears. 

Angels With wonder see ; 
Be thou astonish'd, my soul, 
He shed those tears for me. 


8 He ^ ept that we might weep, 
Ejw-jh sin demands a iear ; 
In ht iveu alone no sin is found, 
And there's no weeping there. 

200. CM. 

1, If you will turn away from sin 

In childhood's early day, 
The Lord will make you pure within. 
And take your guilt away. 

2. He'll show you all his matchless love, 

He'll make you heirs of light, 
And give you grace, that you may provi 
Still faithful in his sight. 

8. He'll lead you in the pleasant way, 
Of holmess and peace, 
And guide you thus to endless day, 
Where sin and sorrow cease. 

4. Oh, stay not in the road to death, 

But to the Saviour come ! 
And when you lose life's fleeting breath 
He'll send and take you home. 

201. S. M. 

i. Is this the kind return, 

Are these the thanks we owe, 
Thus to abuse eternal love. 
Whence all our blessings flow ? 

2. To what a stubborn frame 

Hath Bin reduced our mind ! 
What strange rebellious wretches ^e, 
And God as strangely kind I 


8. Turn, turn us, mighty God, 
And mould our souls afresh ; 
Break, sovereign grace, our hearts of stone, 
And gire us hearts of flesh. 

202. CM. 

1. A SINNER, Lord, behold, I stand. 

In thought and word and deed ; 
But Jesus sits at thy right hand, 
For such to intercede. 

2. From early infancy, I know, 

A rebel I have been ; 

And daily as I older grow 

I fear I grow in sin. 

3. But God can change this evil heart, 

And give a holy mind, 
And his own heavenly grace impart. 
Which those who seek shall find. 

4. Then let me all my sins confess. 

And pardoning grace implore, 
That 1 may learn thy righteousness 
And love my Saviour more. 

203. S. M. 

1. Lord, I would come to thee, 
A sinner all defiled ; 
Oh, take the stain of guilt away. 
And own me as thy child. 

2 I cannot live in sin 

And feel a Saviour's love : 
Thy blood can make my spirit clean . 
Oh, write my name above ! 


204. 7s. 

1 Depth of mercy ! can there be 
Mercy still reserved for me ? 
Can my God his wrath forbear, 
Me, the chief of sinners, spare T 

2 I have long withstood his grace, 
Long provoked him to his f;jce. 
Would not hearken to his calls. 
Grieved him by a thousand falls- 

3 There for me the Saviour stands, 
Shows his wounds, and spreads his hands i 
God is love ! I know, I feel, 

Jesus weeps, and loves me still. 

4. Jesus, answer from above, 
Is not all thy nature love ? 
Wilt thou not the wrong forget? 
Suffer me to kiss thy feet. 

5 Now incline me to repent. 
Let me now my fall lament, 
Now my soul's revolt deplore. 
Weep, believe, and sin no more. 

205. S. M. 

1 Ekturn, and come to God; 
Cast all your sins away ; 
Seek ye the Saviour's cleansing blood, 
Ripent, believe, obey. 

2. Say not, ye cannot come ; 
For Jesus bled and died 
That none who ask in humble faith 
Sh' ^ild ever be denied. 

E E P E N r A N E. 155 

8. Say noi, ye will not come : 

Tis God vouchsafes to call ; 
And fearful shall their end be fcund 
On whom his wrath shall fall. 

4. CoDie then, whoever will, 

Come, while 'tis call'd to-day ; 
Flee to the Saviour's cleansing blood r 
Repent, believe, obey. 

206. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. Children, hear the melting story 

Of the Lamb that once was slain ; 
'Tis the Lord of life an<i glory : 
Shall he plead with you in vain? 

Oh, receive him, 
And salvation now obtain. 

2. Yield no more to sin and folly, 

So displeasing in his sight ; 

Jesus loves the pure and lioly ; 

They alone are his delight : 

Seek his favour, 
And your hearts to him unite. 

3 All your sins to Him confessing 
Who is ready to forgive, 
Seek the Saviour's richest blessing, 
On his piecioas name believe; 

He is waiting : 
Will you not his grace receive ? 

207. 8s & 7s. 

1. Sweet the moments, rich in blessing, 
Which before the cro&s I spend; 


Life and health and peace posscasing 
From the sinner'd dying Friend. 

2. Truly blessed is this station, 

Low before his cross to lie; 
While I see divine compassion 
Beaming in his gracious eye. 

3. Here it is I find my heaven, 

While upon the cross I gaze. 
Love I much? I've much forgiven; 
I'm a miracle of grace. 

4 Love and grief my heart dividing, 
With my tears his feet I'll bathe; 
Constant still in faith abiding, 
Life deriving from his death. 

6. Here, in tender, grateful sorrow, 
With my Saviour will I stay; 
Here, new hope and strength will borrow; 
Here, will love my fears away 

208. Us. 

1 . Oh, turn ye, oh, turn ye, for why will ye die, 
When God in great mercy is coming so nigh? 
Now Jesus invites you, the Spirit says. Come, 
And angels are waiting to welcome you home. 

2 How vain the delusion, that while you delay 
Your hearts may grow better by staying 

away I 
Come wretched, c^me starving, come just as 

3''ou be, 
IVhile streams of salvation are flowing so 



3 And now Christ is ready your souls to 
receive : 
Oh, how can you question if you will believe? 
If sin is your burden, why will you not 

come ? 
'Tis you he bids welcome ; he bids you come 

4. Come, give us your hand, and the Savioui 

your heart, 
And, trusting in Heaven, we never shall 

Oh, how can we leave you? why will you 

not come ? 
We'll journey together, and soon be at home 

209. CM. Double. 

1, Jesus, thou art the sinner's Friend, 

As such I look to thee ; 
Now, in the fulness of thy love, 

Lord, remember me. 
Remember thy pure word of grace, 

Remember Calvary, 
Remember all thy dying groans, 
And then remember me. 

2. Thou wondrous Advocate with God, 

1 yield myself to thee , 

While thou art sitting on thy throne^, 

Dear Lord, remember me. 
I own I'm guilty, own I'm vile. 

Yet thy salvation's free ; 
Then, in thy all-abounding grace, 

Dear Lord, remember iie. 


3. Howe ^^ forsaken or distress'd, 
Howe'er oppressed I be, 
Howe'er afflicted here on earth, 

Do thou remember me. 
And when I close my eyes in death, 

And creature helps all flee, 
Then, my great Redeemer-God, 
Jesus, remember me. 

210. 8s & Ss. 

I, I AM wretched, poor and needy: 
Whither shall I fly ? 
There's a voice within that tella me 

1 must surely die. 
Some have sought him ; some have found 
him : 
From their fears set free, 
They sing his praises all the day ; 
But 'tis not so with me. 

2 Oft he calls me as he passes, 
Bids me come to him : 
Oh, I cannot find the Saviour, 

For my eyes are dim. 
Some have sought him ; some hav3 found 
him : 
From their blindness free, 
They follow Jesus in the way ; 
But 'tis not so with me. 

8. Conscience tells me of my danger, 
Bids me not delay; 
But I wander without knowing 
How to find the way. 


feorn<^ have found him, and press onward : 

From their burdens free, 
The shining goal is full in view; 

But 'tis not sc with me. 

21 1» 7s&6s. 

I WANT to be like Jesus, 

So lowly and so meek ; 
For no one mark'd an angry word 

That ever heard him speak. 
I want to be like Jesus, 

So frequently in prayer ; 
Alone upon the mountain-top 

He met his Father there. 

I want to be like Jesus ; 

I never, never find 
That he, though persecuted, was 

To any one unkind. 
I want to be like Jesus, 

Engaged in doing good. 
So that of me it may be said, 

''She hath done what she could.* 

. I want to be like Jesus, 

So lowly and so meek ; 
For no one mark'd an angry word 

That ever heard him speak. 
Alas ! I'm not like Jesus, 

As an;^ one may see ; 
gentle Saviour, send thy grace^ 

And make me like to thee. 

16C R K P E N T A N E. 

212. 10S&4S. 

1. Come, little children, oh, come unto me ! 

Oh, will you come ? oh, will you come ? 
ril be your Saviour, and happy you'll be ; 

Oh, will you come? oh, will you come? 
Ye little lambs, I invite you to come 
And dwell with me in my heavenly home ; 
There in my bosom you all shall find room : 

Oh, will you come ? will you come ? 

2. Yes, blessed Jesus, we'll come unto thee ; 

Oh, we will come ! oh, we will come ! 
Thou our Protector and Saviour shalt be ; 

Oh, we will come ! oh, we will come ! 
Guide us, dear Saviour, through life's dreary 

Soon shall we come to that glorious day 
When sin and sorrow shall vanish away: 

Oh, we will come ! we will come. 

213. 8s & 6s, or L. M. 

1. Just as I am, without one plea. 
But that thy blood was shed for me 
And that thou bid'st me come to thee, 
Lamb of God, I come ! 

2 Just as I am, and waiting not 

To rid my soul of one dark blot, 
To thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot, 
Lamb of God, I come I 

8. Just as I am, though toss'd about 
With many a conflict, many a doubt, 
Fightings within, and foes without, 
Lamb of God, I come ! 


Just as 1 am, poor, wretclied, blind. — ■ 
Sight, riches, healing of the mind, 
Yea, all I need, in thee I find, — 
Lamb of God, I come ! 

Just as I am, — thou wilt receive, 
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve, 
Because thy promise I believe, — 
Lamb of God, I come 1 

Just as I am, thy love, I own, 
Has broken every barrier down ; 
Now to be thine, and thine alone, 
Lamb of God, I come ! 

214. SJI. Donble. 

1. I WAS a wandering sheep, 

I did not love the fold ; 
^ would not hear my Shepherd's voice, 

I would not be controll'd. 
I was a wayward child, 

I did not love my home, 
I did not love my Father's voice, 

I loved afar to roam. 

2. The Shepherd sought his sheep, 

The Father sought his child ; 
They follow'd me o'er vale and hill, 

O'er deserts waste and wild; 
They found me nigh to death, 

Famish'd and faint and lone; 
They bound me with the bands of love, 

They snved the wandering one 


3 Jesus my Shepherd is : 

'Twas he that loved my soul, 
'Twas he that wash'd me in his blood 

'Twas he that made me whole ; 
'Twas he that sought the lost, 

That found the wandering sheep, 
'Twas he that brought me to the fold^ 

'Tis he that still doth keep. 

1 No more a wandering sheep, 

I love to be controll'd, 
I love my tender Shepherd's voice, 

I love the peaceful fold ; 
No more a wayward child, 

I seek no more to roam, 
I love my heavenly Father's voice, 

I love. I love his home. 

215. L.I. 

1 Suow pity, Lord, Lord, forgive : 
Let a repenting rebel live ; 
Are not thy mercies large and free ? 
May not a sinner trust in thee ? 

2, Oh, wash my soul from every stain, 
And make my guilty conscience clean! 
Here on my heart the burden lies, 
And past offences pain my eyes. 

S. My lips with shame my sins confess 
Against thy law, against thy grace; 
Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, 
I am condemn' d. but thou ai- clear. 


L \ et save a trembling sinner, Lord, 

Whose hope, still hovering round thy wordl, 
Would light on some sweet promise there. 
Some sure support against despair. 

216. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

[ MY soul, what means this sadness ? 
Wherefore art thou thus cast down ? 
Let thj grief be turn'd to gladness; 
Bid thy restless fears begone ; 

Look to Jesus, 
And rejoice in his dear name. 

I. Though ten thousand ills beset thee, 
From without and from within, 
Jesus says he'll ne'er forget thee, 
But will save from hell and sin : 

He is faithful 
To perform his gracious word. 

5, Though distresses now attend thee, 
And thou tread'st the thorny road, 
ICis right hand shall 8*ill defend thee. 
Soon he'll bring thee home to God : 

Thou shalt praise him, 
Praise the great Redeemer's name. 

217. l.M. 

t A BROKEN heart, my God, my King, 
Ib all the sacrifice I bring ; 
The God of grace will ne'er despise 
A broken heart for sacrifice. 


2. Aly soul lies humbled in the dust, 
And owns thy dreadful sentence just ; 
Look down, Lord, with pitying eye, 
And save the soul condemn'd to die. 

fj Then will I teach the world thy ways ; 
Sinners shall learn thy sovereign grace*, 
I'll lead them to my Saviour's blood, 
And they shall praise a pardoning God. 

L Oh, may thy love inspire my tongue ! 
Salvation shall be all my song, 
And all my powers shall join to bless 
The Lord my strength and righteousness 

218. L.I. 

1. Oh that my load of sin were gone, 

Oh that I could at last submit 
At Jesus' feet to lay it down, 
To lay my soul at Jesus' feet ! 

2. Rest for my soul I long to find : 

Saviour of all, if mine thou art, 
Give me thy meek and lowly mind, 
And stamp thine image on my heart. 

8 Break off the yoke of inbred sin, 
And fully set my spirit free ; 
I cannot rest till pure within. 
Till I am wholly lost in thee. 

i. Fain would I learn of thee, my God ; 
Thy light and easy burden prove, 
The cross, all stain'd vrith hallow'd blood. 
The labour of thy "^ying ?ove. 

a E L 1 G I O N. 165 

I would, but thou must give ttie power: 
My heart from every sin release : 

Bring near, bring near the joyful hour, 
Ani fill me with thy perfect peace. 

219. 8s, 1% & 4s. 

1 Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer, 
Welcome to this heart of mine : 
Cord, I make a full surrender, 
Every power and thought be thine ; 

Thine entirely, 
Through eternal ages thine. 

? Known to all to be thy mansion. 
Earth and hell will disappear; 
Or in vain attempt possession, 
When they find the Lord is near. 

Shout, Zion I 
Shout, ye saints ! the Lord is here 


220. CM. 

^WEET was the time when first 1 felt 
The Saviour's pardoning blood 

A-pplied to cleanse my soul from guili 
And bring me home to God. 

Soon as the morn th'^ light reveal'd, 
His praises tuned my tongue, 


And when the evening shade prevaii'd. 
His love was all my song. 

i. In prayer my soul drew near tiie Lord 
And saw his glory shine; 
And when I read his holy word, 
I caird each promise mine. 

-I Now, when the evening shade prevails, 
My soul in darkness mourns, 
And when the morn the light reveals, 
No light to me returns. 

5 Rise, Saviour! help me to prevail, 
And make my soul thy care; 
I know thy mercy cannot fail: 
Let me that mercy share. 

221. k & 6s. 

1 Begone, unbelief! 

My Saviour is near. 
And for my relief 

Will surely appear; 
By prayer let me wrestle, 

And he will perform; 
With Christ in the vessel, 

I smile at the storm. 

2. Though dark be my way, 

Since he is my guide, 
'Tis mine to obey, 

'Tis his to provide. 
His way was much rougher 

And darker than mire; 
Did Jesus thus sufifer, 

And shall I renine ? 

R E L I G 1 C N. Irt7 

$ His loYe in time past 

Forbids me tc think 
He'll leave me at last 

In trouble to sink: 
Though painful at present, 

'Twill cease before long; 
And then, oh, how pleasant 

The conqueror's song! 

222. C.Bl. 

1. The gospel comes with welcome news 

To sinners lost like me : 
Their various schemes let others choose 
Saviour, I come to thee! 

2. Of sinners sure I am the chief, 

But grace is rich and free: 
This lovely truth affords relief 
To sinners, even to me. 

3. Of merit now let others speak, 

But merit I have none; 
I'm justified for Jesus' sake, 
I'm saved by grace alone. 

4. 'Twas grace my stubborn heart first won-^ 

'Tis grace that holds me fast: 
Grace will complete the work begun. 
And save me at the last. 

22S. CM. 

1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer's ear! 
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds 
And drives away his fear. 

168 R E L I G I ly N . 

2. It makft^g the wounded spirit whole, 
And calms the troubled breast; 
'Tis manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the weary rest. 

8. Weak is the effort of my heart, 
And cold my warmest thought 
But when I see thee as thou art 
I'll praise thee as I ought. 


I do believe, I now believe, 

That Jesus died for me, 
And through his blood, his precious blood, 

I shall from sin be free. 

/ 224. C.I. 

1, There is a fountain fill'd with blood 

Drawn from Immanuel's veins; 
And sinners plunged beneath that flood 
Lose all their guilty stains. 

2. The dying thief rejoiced to see 

That fountain in his day ; 
And there may I, as vile as he, 
Wash all my sins away. 

3- Dear, dying Lamb, thy precious blood 
Shall never lose its power 
Till all the ransom'd church of God 
Be saved, to sin no more. 

4 E'er ^nce, by faith, I saw the stream 
Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Redeeming love has been my theme, 
And shall be, till I die. 


ty Then, in a nobler, sweeter song, 
I'll 8ing thy power to save. 
When this poor, lisping, stammering tongue 
Lies silent in the grave. 

225. S.M. 

jl. Grace ! — 'tis a charming sound, 
Harmonioud to the ear; 
Heaven with the echo shall resound, 
And all the earth shall hear. 

2. Grace led my roving feet 

To tread the heavenly road. 
And new supplies each hour I meet, 
While pressing on to God. 

8- Grace all the work shall crown, 
Through everlasting days ; 
Inlays in heaven the topmost stone, 
And well deserves the praise 

226. L.M. 

1. Come hither, all ye weary souls, 

Ye heavy-laden sinners, come; 
I'll give you rest from all your toils. 
And raise you to my heavenly home* 

2. They shall find rest that learn of me ; 

I'ar of a meek and lowly mind ; 
But passion rages like the sea, 
Ani pride is restless as the wind. 

%. Blest is the man whose shoulders take 
My yoke, and b'^ar it with delight; 

i 7C H E L I G I O N. 

My yoke is easy to his neck, 

My grace shall make the burden lighi 

4. Jesus ! we come at thy command, 

With faith, and hope, and humble zeal. 
Resign our spirits to thy hand, 
To mould and guide us at thy will. 

227. CM. 

1. Jesus, I love thy charming name; 
'Tis music to my ear; 
Fain would I sound it out so loud 
That heaven and earth might hear. 

2 Yes, thou art precious to my soul, 
My treasure and my trust; 
The world, compared with thee, is nought 
And all its treasure dust. 

3. All that my loftiest thoughts can wish 
In thee doth richly meet; 
Not to my eyes is light so dear, 
Nor friendship half so sweet. 

^ Thy grace still dwells upon my heart, 
And sheds its fragrance there, — 
The noblest balm of all my wounds, 
The cordial of my care. 

228. C. M. 

1. Oh for a closer walk with God, 

A calm and he<tvenly frame, 

A light to sliine upon the road 

That leads me to the La nb f 


2, The dearest idol I have knowiij 

Whatever that idol be, 
Help me to tear it from thy throne 
And worship only thee. 

3. So shall my walk be close with God, 

Calm and serene my frame; 
So nurer light shall mark the road 
Aat leads me to the Lamb. 

229. S.M. 

1. Not all the blood of beasts 

On Jewish altars slain 
Could give the guilty conscience peaces 
Or wash away the stain. 

2. But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 

Takes all our sins away, — 
A sacrifice of nobler name 
And richer blood than they. 

3 My faith would lay her hand 
On that dear head of thine, 
While like a penitent I stand, 
And there confess my sin. 

i My soul looks back to see 

The burdens thou didst bear 
When hanging on the cursed tree, 
And hopes her guilt was there. 

6 Believing, we rejoice 

To see the curse remove; 
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice,, 
And sing his blee Ung love 


230. 7s, 6 lines. 

1- Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in thee; 
Let the water and the blood 
From thy wounded side that flow d 
Be of sin the perfect cure. 
Save from wrath, and make me pure» 

2. Should my tears forever flow, 
Should my zeal no languor know, 
This for sin could not atone; 
Thou must save, and thou alone: 
In my hand no price I bring, 
Simply to thy cross I cling. 

8. While I draw this fleeting breath, 
When mine eyelids close in death, 
When 1 rise to worlds unknown. 
And behold thee on thy throne, 
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in. thee I 

231. 7s. Double. 

I. Jesus, lover of my soul, 

Let me to thy bosom fly, 
While the raging billows roll, 

While the tempest still is high ; 
Hide me, my Saviour, hide. 

Till the storm of life is past: 
Safe into the haven guide. 

Oh, receive my soul at last. 

Z Other refuge have I none ; 

Hangs my helpless soul on thee: 


Lea\e, oh, leave me not alone ! 

Still support and comfort me; 
All my trust on thee is stay'd; 

All my help from thee 1 bring : 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of thy wing. 

Thou, Christ, art all I want; 

More than ail in thee I find; 
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, 

Heal the sick, and lead the blind 
Just and holy is thy name, 

I am all unrighteousness ; 
False and full of sin I am. 

Thou art full of truth and grace, 

232. 6s & 4s. 

1. My faith looks up to thee. 
Thou Lamb of Calvary, 

Saviour divine ! 
Now hear me while I pray, 
Take all my guilt away, 
Oh, let me from this day 

Be wholly thine. 

2 May thy rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart; 

My zeal inspire : 
As thou hast died for me. 
Oh, may my love to thee 
Pure, warm and changeless be, 

A living fire. 

8 While life's dark maze I tread, 
And griefs around me spread, 


Be thou my Guide: 
Bid darkness turn to day, 
Wipe sorrow's tears away, 
Nor let me ever stray 

From thee aside 

4 When ends life's transient dreamy 
When death's cold, sullen stream 

Shall o'er me roll, 
Blest, Saviour, then, in love. 
Fear and distrust remove 
Oh, bear me safe above, 
A ransom'd soul. 

2S3. L. M. 

L Jesus! and shall it ever be, 
A mortal man ashamed of thee ? 
Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise, 
Whose glories shine through endless days! 

I. Ashamed of Jesus! Sooner far 
Let evening blush to own a star; 
He sheds the beams of light divine 
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 

%. Ashamed of Jesus, — that dear Friena 
On whom my hopes of heaven depend! 
No! when I blush, be this my shame, 
That I no more revere his name. 

4 Ashamed of Jesus ! Yes, i may, 
When I've no guilt to wash away ; 
No tear to wipe, no good to crave, 
No fears to quell, no soul to save. 

R E L 1 a : o N. 176 

6. Till then— nor is my blasting vain— ^ 
Till then I boast a Saviour slain ! 
And, oh, may this my glory be, 
That Christ is not ashamed of me ! 

234. CM. 

1. I'm not ashamed to own my Lord, 

Or to defend his cause, 
Maintain the honour of his word. 
The glory of his cross. 

2. Jesus, my God! — I know his name, — 

His name is all my trust ; 
Nor will ho put my soul to shame, 
Nor let my hope be lost. 

3. Firm as his throne his promise stands 

And he can well secure 
What I've committed to his hands 
Till the decisive hour. 

L Then will he own my worthless name 
Before his Father's face, 
And in the new Jerusalem 
Appoint my soul a place. 

235. L.M. 

A. When I survey the wondrous cross 
On which the Prince of Glory died, 
My richest gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

2. For^d it, Lord, that I should boast, 
fi^ave in ^ho cross of Christ my God: 


All the vain things that charrt. mt most> 
I sacrifice them to thy blood. 

8. See! from his head, his hands, his feet. 
Sorrow and love flow mingled down: 
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown ? 

1. Were the whole realm of nature mine 
That were a tribute far too small: 
Love so amazing, so divine, 

Demands my life, my soul, my all 

236. L.M. 

I. My dear Redeemer and my Lord, 
I read my duty in thy word ; 
But in thy life the law appears 
Drawn out in living characters. 

2 Such was thy truth and such thy zeal, 
Such deference to thy Father's will, 
Such love, and meekness so divine, 
I would transcribe and make them mine. 

S Cold mountains and the midnight air 
Witness'd the fervour of thy prayer: 
The desert thy temptations knew, 
Thy conflict, and thy victory too 

4. Be thou my pattern ; make me bear 
More of thy gracious image here ; 
Then God the Judge shall own my nam? 
Among the followers of the LamJb. 


237. CM. 

1 Amazing grace ! how sweet the sound. 

That saved a wretch like me ! 
1 once was lost, but now am found, 
Was bliii d, but now I see. 

2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear 

And grace my fears relieved ; 
How precious did that grace appear 
The hour I first believed ! 

3. Through many dangers, toils and snares 
I have already come : 
*Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, 
And grace will lead me home. 

238, 8s. 

1. Jesus, delight of my soul, 

My Saviour, my Shepherd divine! 
1 yield to thy blessed control, 
My body and spirit are thine. 

2. Thy love I can never deserve, 

That bids me be happy in thee : ^'^ ^^ 

My God and my King I will serve, 
Whose favour is heaven to me. 

8 How can I thy goodness repay, 
By nature so weak and defiled? 
Myself I have given away, 

Oh, call me thine own little chiM 


4. And art thou my Father above ? 
Will Jesus abide in my heart ? 
Oh, bind me so fast with thy love 
That I never from thee shall depart. 

239. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. Guide rae, thou great Jehovah 

Pilgrim through this barren land: 
I am weak, but thou art mighty: t'" In 
Hold me with thy powerful hand. ■ 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me till I want no more. 

2. Open thou the crystal fountain 

Whence the healing waters flow; 
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar 

Lead me all my journey through; 

Strong Deliverer, 
Be thou still my strength and shield. 

S When I tread the verge of Jordan, 
Bid the swelling stream divide ; 
Death of death, and hell's destruction, 
Land me safe on Canaan's side ; 
Songs of praises 
3 Q(-. I will ever give to thee. 

T* 240, lis. 

>.iow firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, 
I. Is laid for your- faith in his excellent word! 
What more can he say than to you he hatb 

Who unto the Saviour for refug® have fled? 


2. Fear not, I am with thee: oh, be not dis- 
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid : 
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause ihee 

to stand. 
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand. 

B. When through the deep waters I call thee t;. 

The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow ; 
For I will be with thee thy trials to bless. 
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 

4. When through fiery trials thy pathway shaU 
My grace all-sufficient shall be thy supply; 
The flame shall not hurt thee: I only design 
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine 

6. E'en down to old age all my people shall prove 
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love ; 
And then, when gray hairs shall their temples 

Like lambs /;hey shall still in my bosom be 


^, The soul that on Jesus hath lean'd for repose, 
I will not — I will not desert to his foes ; 
That soul, though all hell should endeavar to 

1*11 nevel— no, never — no, never forsake! 

241. 8s & 7s. 

i. Love divine, all love excelling, 

Joy of heaven, to earth come down, 

180 RELiaiCN 

Fix in us thy humole dwelling, 
All thy faithful mercies crown. 

Jesus, thou art all compassion ; 
Pure, unbounded love thou art; 

Visit us with thy salvation, 
Enter every trembling heart. 

•* Come, almighty to deliver. 

Let us all thy grace receive; 
Suddenly return, and never. 

Never more thy temples leave* 
Thee we would be always blessing, 

Serve thee as thy hoists above, 
Pray, and praise thee without ceasingj, 

Glory in thy perfect love. 

8. Finish, then, thy new creation* 

Pure and spotless let us be; 
Let us see thy great salvation 

Perfectly restored in thee : 
Changed from glory into glory, 

Till in heaven we take our place, 
Till we cast our crowns before thee, 

Lost in wonder, love and praise! 

242. hkh. 

Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 
E'en though it be a cross 

That raiseth me! 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to the% 

Nearer t) thee! 

RELI3I0N. 181 

Though like the wanderer. 

The sun gone down, 
Darkness be over me, 

My rest a stone, 
Yet in my dreams I'd be 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 

There let the way appear, 

Steps unto heaven ; 
All that thou sendest me, 

In mercy given; 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee! 

Then, with my waking thonghti 

Bright with thy praise, 
Out of my stony griefs 

Bethel TU raise; 
So by my woes to be 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 

Or if, on joyful wing 

Cleaving the sky, 
Sun, moon and stars forgot, 

Upward I fly. 
Still all my se»ng siall be. 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee. 

243. §s & 6s. 

, Breast the wave, Christian, 
When it is strongest. 


Watch for day, Christian, 
WheD the night's longest. 

Onward and onward still 
Be thine endeavour : 

The rest that remaineth 
Shall be forever. 

I Fight the fight, Christian: 
Jesus is oer thee ; 

Run the race, Christian, 
Heaven is before thee. 

He that hath proniised 
Faltereth never; 

The love of eternity- 
Flows on forever. 

3. Lift the eye, Christian, 

Just as it closeth ; 
Raise the heart, Christian, 

Ere it I'eposeth. 
Thee from the love of Christ 

Nothing shall sever, 
Mount when thy work is done--" 

Praise him forever ! 

244. c. M. 

1 Am I a soldier of the cross, 
A follower of the Lamb, 
And shall I fear to own his caust 
Or blush to speak his name t 

2. Shall I be carried to the skies 
On flowery beds of ease, 
While others fouglit to win the prize 
And saird through bloody seas ? 


8. Are th^ve no foes for uie *o face ? 
Must I not c^Lem the Hood? 
Is this vaiu world a irieiid to grace^ 
To help me on to God ? 

4. Sure I must fight, if I would reign : 
Increase my courage, Lord! 
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, 
Supported by thy word. 

6. Thy saints, in all this glorious war, 

Shall conquer, though they die; 
They see the triumph fVom alVir, 
By faith they bring it nigh. 

3. When that illustrious day shall rise, 
And all thy armies sliine 
In robes of victory through the skies. 
The glory shall be thine. 

245. L. M. 

1. Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears, 

And gird the gospel armour on; 
March to the gates of endless joy. 
Where Jesus thy great Captain's gone 

2. Hell and thy sins resist thy course ; 

But hell and sin ar e vauquish'd foes ; 
Thy Saviour nail'd them to the cross, 
And ^ung the triumph when he rose. 

3. Then let my soul march boldly on, 

Press forward to the heavenly gate; 
There peace and joy eternal reign. 

And glittering robes for conquerors Wait 


% There shfill I wear i starry crown 
And triumph in almighty grace, 
While all the armies of the skies 
Join in my glorious Leader's praise. 

246. CM. 

1 Awake, my soul ! stretch every uerve^ 

And press with vigor on ; 
A heavenly race demands thy zeal. 
And an immortal crown. 

2 A cloud of witnesses around 

Hold thee in full survey ; 
Forget the steps already trod, 
And onwarvl urge thy way. 

S. *Ti8 God's all-animating voice 
That calls thee from on high ; 
'Tis his own hand presents the prize 
To thine aspiring eye., 

247. L. M. 

1. So let our lips ani lives express 
The holy gospel we profess ; 

So let our works and virtues shine, 
To J rove the doctrine all divine. 

2. Thus shall we best proclaim abroad 
The honours of our Saviour-God : 
When his salvation reigns within, 
And grace subdues the power of sin 

8. Our flesh and sense must be denied, 
Passion an. I envy, lust and pride; 

.t^ .» JM JL •«■ 3L.\y XT* iL^tJ 

While justice, temperance, truth and love 
Our inward piety approve. 

4 Religion bears our spirits up, 

While we expect that blessed hope, — 
The bright appearance of the Lord, — 
And faith stands leaning on his word. 

248. 12s & lis. 

i. LETuslove one another. Not long may we stay 
In this brief world of mourning, so brief is 

life's day ; 
Some fade ere 'tis noon, and few linger till eve ; 
Oh, there breaks not a heart but leaves some 

one to grieve. 

2. And the fondest, the purest, the truest, that 

Ever still found the need to forgive and forget; 
Then, oh, though the hopes that we nourish'd 

Let us love one another as long as we may. 

3. Thus we'll love one another *midst sorrow 

the worst, 
Unalter'd and fond as we loved at the first ; 
Though the false wing of pleasure may change 

and forsake, 
And the bright urn of wealth into particles 


4. There are some sweet affections that earth 

cannot h'l^. 
That cling but the cbser when sorrow draws 


And remain with us yet, though all elsa 

pass away : 
Tes, we'll love one another as long as we 


249. LM. -^ 

* From every stormy wind that blows, 
From every swelling tide of woes, 
There is a calm, a sure retreat: 
*Tis found beneath the mercy-seat, 

2. There is a place where Jesus sheds 
The oil of gladness on our heads, — 
A place than all besides more sweet : 
It is the blood-bought mercy-seat. 

8. There is a scene where spirits blend. 

Where friend holds fellowship with friend. 
Though sunder'd far, by faith they meet 
Around one common mercy-seat. 

4. There, there, on eagle wings, we soar. 
And sense and sin molest no more, 

And heaven comes down our souls to greet 
And glory croTvns the meroy-seat. 

5. Oh, let my hand forget her skill, 
My tongue be silent, cold and still, 
This throbbing heart forget to beat, 
If I. forget the mercy -seat. 

250. C. 1. 

1. While thee I seek, protecting Power, 
Be my vain wishes stiU'd, 


And miy this consecrated hour 
With better hopes be nll'd. 

2 Thy love the power of thought bestow 'd, 
To thee my thoughts would soar; 
Thy mercy o'er my life has flow'd, 
That mercy I adore. 

3. In each event of life how clear 

Thy ruling hand I see ! 
Each blessing to my soul more dear 
Because conferr'd by thee. 

4. In every joy that crowns my days, 

In every pain I bear, 
My heart shall find delight in praise 
Or seek relief in prayer. 

6. When gladness wings my favoured houi, 
Thy love my thoughts shall fill ; 
ResigQ'd, when storms of sorrow lower. 
My soul shall meet thy will. 

6. My lifted eye without a tear 

The gathering storm shall see ; 
My steadfast heart shall know no ^ear: 
That heart will rest on thee 

251. 5$&9s. 

1 How happy are they 
Who the Saviour obey 

And have laid up their treasure above ! 
Oh, what tongue can express 
The sweet comfort and peace 

Of a soul in its earliest love! 

Ifi1^ KE 111 Glow. 

2 'Twag heaven below 

My Redeemer to know, 
And the angels could do nothing more 

Thau to fall at his feet, 

And the story repeat, 
And the Lover of sinners adore. 

3. Then all the day lon'g 

Was my Jesus my song, 
And redemption through faith in his name 

Oh that all might believe, 

And salvation receive. 
And their song and their joy be the same • 

252. L.M. 

1. The lambs of Jesus : — who are they, 
But children that believe and pray. 
That keep God's laws and ask his grace, 
And seek a heavenly dwelling-place? 

2. The lambs of Jesus ! — they are meek, 
The words of peace and truth they &peak; 
To all God's creatureb they are kind, 
And, like their Lord, of gentle mind. 

8. The lambs of Jesus : — oh that we 
Might of that blessed number bel 
Lord, take us early to thy lovf», 
And bad us to the fold above. 

253. Peculiar. 

1 The pearl which worldlings covet 
Is net the pearl for me ; 


ItE beauty fades as quickly 
As sunshine on the sea. 
But there's a pearl sought by the #rise, 
'Tis call'd the pearl of greatest price, 
Though few its value see. 

Oh, that's the pearl for me ! 

2. The crown that decks the monarch's bron 
Is not the crown for me ; 
It dazzles but a moment, 

Its brightness soon will flee. 
But there's a crown prepared above 
For all who walk in humble love, 
Forever bright 'twill be. 

Oh, that's the crown for me ! 

8. The road that many travel 
Is not the road for me ; 
It leads to death and sorrow, 
In it I would not be. 
But there's a road that leads to God, 
'Tis mark'd by Christ's most precious blood 
The passage here is free. 

Oh, that's the road for me ! 

1. The hope that sinners cherish 
Is not the hope for me ; 
Most surely will they perish. 
Unless from sin made free : 
But there's a hope which rests in God 
And leads the soul to keep his word 
And sinful pleasures flee. 

Oh, that's the hope for me! 


254. 7s & 6s. 

1 R :sE, iny soul, and stretch thy wingB^ 

Thy better portion trace ; 
Rise from transitory things 

Towards heaven, thy native place ; 
Sun and moon and stars decay, 

Time shall soon this earth remove . 
Rise, my soul, and haste away 

To seats prepared above. 

2. Rivers to the ocean run. 

Nor stay in all their course ; 
Fire, ascending, seeks the sun, 

Both speed them to their source : 
So the soul that's born of God 

Pants to see his glorious face, 
Upward tends to his abode, 

To rest in his embrace. 

3. Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn; 

Press onward to the prize ; 
Soon our Saviour will return 

Triumphant in the skies : 
Yet a season, and you know 

Happy entrance will be given ; 
All our sorrows left below. 

And earth exchanged for heaven. 

255. 7s. 

5. Children of the heavenly King, 
As ye journey, sweetly sing. 
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, 
Glori lus in his works and ways. 

R E L I a I N. 191 

2. Ye are traveliing home to God, 
In the way the fathers trod ; 
They are happy now, and ye 
Soon their happiness shall see. 

3. Shout, ye little flock,- and blest ; 
You on Jesus' throne shall rest ; 
There your seat is now prepared. 
There your kingdom and reward. 

4. Fear not, brethren, joyful stand 
On the borders of your land ; 
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son, 
Bids you undismay'd go on. 

6. Lord, submissive make us go, 
Gladly leaving all below ; 
Only thou our leader be, 
And we still will follow thee. 

256. CM. 

L There is a path that leads to God, 
All others go astray ; 
Narrow but pleasant is the road, 
And Christians love the way. 

2. It leads straight through this world of Bin., 
And dangers must be pass'd; 
But thjue who boldly walk therein 
Will come to heaven at last. 

8 While the bread road, where thousands go, 
Lies near, and opens fair. 
And many turn aside, I know, 
Tj walk with sinners there. 


4. But, lest my feeble steps should slide. 
Or waiider from thy way, 
Lord, condescend to be my guide, 
And I shall never stray. 

257. CM. 

1. Father, whate'er of earthly bliss 

Thy sovereign will denies, 
Accepted at thy throne of grace, 
Let this petition rise : — 

2. Give me a calm, a thankful heart. 

From every murmur free ; 
The blessings of thy grace impart, 
And make me live to thee. 

3. Let the sweet hope that thou art mine 

My life and death attend ; 
Thy presence through my journey shine, 
And crown my journey's end. 

258. S.M. 

1. Oh, where shall rest be found? 

Rest for the weary soul ? 
'Twere vain the ocean's depths to oound, 
Or pierce to either pole. 

2. The world can never give 

The bliss for which we sigh ; 
*Tis not the whole of life ^o live. 
Nor all of death to die. 

H Beyond this vale of tears 
There iy a life above. 


TJ«^TDeasiirerI by the flight of years, 
And ail that life is iove. 

4. There is a death whose pang 

Outlasts the fleeting breath : 
Oh, what eternal horrors hang 
Around the second death I 

5. Lord God of truth and grace, 

Teach us that death to shun, 
Lest we be driven from thy face. 
For evermore undone. 

259. CM. 

1. Oh, 'tis a folly and a crime 

To put religion by ; 
For now is the accepted time, 
To-morrow we may die. 

2, Our hearts grow harder every day, 

And more depraved the mind ; 
The longer we neglect to pray, 
The less we feel inclined. 

3, Yet sinners trifle, young and old, 

Until the dying day ; 
Then they would give a world of gold 
To have an hour to pray. 

4. Oh, then, lest we should perish thus, 

We would no longer wait ; 
For time will soon be past with us, 
And death will fix our state. 


260. CM. 

1. Remembee, thy Creator now, 

In these thy youthful days ; 
He will accept thine earliest vow ? 
He loves thine earliest praise. 

2. Remember thy Creator now, 

Seek him while he is near ; 
For evil days will come, when thou ' 
Shall find no comfort here. 

5. Remember thy Creator now, 
His willing servant be ; 
Then, when thy head in death shall bow, 
He will remember thee. 

4. Almighty God, our hearts incline 
Thy heavenly voice to hear ; 
Let all our future days be thine, 
Devoted to thy fear. 

261. CM. 

1. Religion is the chief concern 

Of mortals here below ; 
May I its great importance learn. 
Its sovereign virtue know. 

2. More needful thia than glittering wealth 

Or aught the world bestows ; 
Nor reputation, food or health 
Can give us such repose. 

i. Religion should our thoughts engage^ 
Amidst our youthful bloom ; 


*T:will fit us for declining age, 
And for the awful tomb. 

Oh, may my heart, by grace renew'd, 

Be my Redeemer's throne. 
And be my stubborn will subdued, 

His government to own. 

. Let deep repentance, faith and love 
Be join'd with godly fear. 
And all my conversation prove 
My heart to be sincere. 

262, 7s. 

'Tis religion that can give 
Sweetest pleasure while we live; 
'Tis religion must supply 
Solid comfort when we die. 
After death its joys shall be 
Lasting as eternity: 
Be the living God our friend, 
Then our bliss shall never end. 

263. CM. 

1, With joy we meditate the grace 

Of our High-Priest above ; 
His heart is made of tenderness, 

And overflows with love. 

2. Touch'd with a sympathy within, 

He knows our feeble frame ; 
He knows what sore temptations mea% 
For he has felt the same. 

196 R E L [ II O N. 

S. He, m the days of feeble fle^h, 
Pour'd out his cries and tears, 
And, in his measure, feels afresh 
What every member bears. 

4 He'll never quench the smoking flax, 
But raise it to a flame ; 
The bruised reed he never breaks, 
Nor scorns the meanest name. 

2IM. C. M. 

1. Oh for a heart to praise my God, 

A heart from sin set free, 
A heart made clean by thy rich blood 
So freely shed for me ! 

2. A heart resign'd, submissive, meek, 

My great Redeemer's throne, — 
Where only Christ is heard to speak, 
Where Jesus reigns alone ! 

3. An humble, lowly, contrite heart, 

Believing, true and clean ; 
Which neither life nor death can part 
From Him that dwells within ! 

4. A heart in every thought renew'd, 

And full of love divine ; 
Perfect and right and pure and good, 
A copy, Lot d, of t.hine ! 

265. 7s. 

1. 'Ti3 a point I long to know, 

Oft it causes anxious thought ; 


Do I love the Lord, or no ? 
4m I his, or am I not ? 

2 Could my heart so hard remain, 

Prayer a task and burden prove, 
Every trifle give me pain, 
If I knew a Saviour's love ? 

3. VVlien 1 turn my eyes within. 

All is dark and vain and wild, 
Find with unbelief and sin. 
Can 1 deem myself a child ? 

4. Lord, decide the doubtful case, 

Thou who art thy people's sun ; 
Shine upon thy work of grace, 
If it be indeed begun. 

6. Let me love thee more and more, 
If I love at all, 1 pray ; 
If I have not loved before, 
Help me to begin to-day. 

266. L.M. 

1. May I resolve with all my heart. 

With all my powers to serve the Lord; 
Nor from his precepts e'er depart, 
Whose service is a rich reward 

2. Oh, be his service all my joy ! 

Around let my example shine, 

Till others love the blest employ, 

And join in labours so divine. 

i. Be this the purpose of my soul. 

My solemn, my determined choice. 

^^^ R E 1 I G I N. 

3 1"^. 

To yield to his supreme control, 

And in his kind commands rejoice. 

4 Oh, may I never faint nor tire, 

Nor, wandering, leave his sacred way® , 
Great God, accept my soul's desire. 

And give me strength to live thy priiis® 

267. S. M. 

1. The day is past and gone ; 

The evening shades appear ; 
Oh, may we all remember well 
The night of death draws near. 

2. We lay our garments by. 

Upon our beds to rest ; 
So death shall soon disrobe us* all 
Of what we here possess d. 

3. Lord, keep us safe this night, 

Secure from all our fears ; 
May angels guard us while we sleep 
Till morning light appears. 

4 And when we early rise, 

And view the unwearied sun. 
May we set out to win the piize, 
And after glory run. 

6. And when our days are past, 
And we from time remove. 
Lord, may we in thy bosom rest, 
The bosom of thy love. 


268. S. M. 

1. I LOVE thy kingdom, Lord, 

The house of thine abode, 
The church our blest Redeemer saTod 
With his own precious blood. 

2. I love thy church, God ! 

Her walls before thee stand, 
Dear as the apple of thine eye, 
And graven on thy hand. 

tl. For her my tears shall fall ; 
For her my prayers ascend ; 
To her my cares and toils be given, 
Till toils and cares shall end. 

„. Beyond my highest joy 

I prize her heavenly ways. 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows, 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

5 Jesus, thou friend divine, 

Our Saviour and our King, 
Thy hand from every snare and foe 
Shall great deliverance bring. 

6. Sure as thy truth shall last, 
To Zion shall be given 
The brightest glories earth can yieldj 
And brighter bliss of heaven. 

269. S.M. 

1. Bi-EST be the tie that binds 

Oiii hearts in Christian love; 

200 LIFE. 

The fellowsb p of kindred minds 
Is like to tjat above. 

2. Before our Father's throne 

We pour our ardent prayers ; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are :m% 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes, 
Our mutual burdens bear, 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 

4. We're one in Christ our HeaJ, 
lu him we grow and thrive ; 
Nor will he leave us with the dead 
While he remains alive. 

6 This glorious hope revives 
Our courage by the way ; 
While each in expectation lives, 
And longs to see the day. 

270. 8s&7s 

Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead us 

Through this lonely vale of tears, 
Through the changes thou'st decreed us, 

Till our last great change appears : 
W^hen temptation's darts assail us, 

When in dnvinus paths we stray, 
Let thy goodness never fail us. 

Lead us in thj perfect way. 

LIFE. 201 

f In tLe hour of pain and Jinguisii, 

In the hour when death draws near, 
Suffer not our hearts to languish, 

Suffer not our souls to fear ; 
And, when mortal life is ended, 

Bid us on thy bosom rest, 
Till, by angel-bands attended, 

We awake among the blest. 

271. 8s&7s. 

1. My days are gliding swiftly by, 
And I, a pilgrim stranger, 
Would not detain them as thoy fly, — 
Those hours of toil and danger. 

*i. We'll gird our loins, riy brethren dear, 
Our heavenly home discerning; 
Our absent Lord has left us word, 
Let every lamp be burning. 

'f5. Should coming days be cold and dark. 

We need not cease our singing; 

That perfect rest nought can molest 

Where golden harps are ringing. 

4 Let sorrow's rudest tempest blow, 
Each chord on earth to sever; 
Our King says, Come, and there's our home, 
Forever, oh forever. 


For, oh ! we stand on .Jordan's strand, 

Oar friends are passing over, 
And, just before, the shining shore 

We may almost difccover. 


272. S. M. 

i . Ml times are in thy hand : 
God, I wish them there ; 
My life, my soul, my friends, I leave 
Entirely to thy care. 

2. My times are in thy hand, 

Whatever they may be, • 
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright, 
As best may seem to thee. 

3. My times are in thy hand : 

Why should I doubt or fear ? 
My Father's hand will never cause 
His child a needless tear. 

4. My times are in thy hand, 

Jesus the Crucified ; 
The hand our many sins have pierced 
Is now my guard and guide. 

5. My times are in thy hand: 

I'll always trust in thee, 
Till I have left this weary land, 
And all thy glory see. 

273. 8s & k. 

I. Every day hath toil and trouble. 

Every heart hath care ; 
Meekly bear thine own full measure 

And thy brother's share. 
Fear not, shrink net, though the burden 

Heavy to thee prove ; 
God shall fill thy m )uth with gladness 

And thy heart with love. 

LIFE. 20t 

Patientf^j enduring ever 

Let thy spirit be, 
Bound by links that cannot sever, 

To humanity. 
Labour, wait ; thy Master perish'd 

Ere his task was done ; 
Count not lost thy fleeting moments, 

Life hath but begun. 

Labour, wait : though midnight shadowr^ 

Gather round thee here, 
And the storm above thee lowering 

Fill thy heart with fear, 
Wait in hope : the morning dawneth 

When the night is gone, 
And a peaceful rest awaits thee 

When thy work is done. 

274. 7s & 6s. 

1 Time is winging us away 

To our eternal home ; 
Life is but a winter's day, 

A journey to the tomb: 
Youth and vigour soon will flee. 

Blooming beauty lose its charma; 
All that's mortal soon will be 

Enclosed in death's cold arms. 

2. Time is winging us away 

To our eternal home ; 
Life is but a winter's day, 

A journey to the tomb : 
But the Christian shall enjoy 

Health and beauty soon above. 
Far beyond the world's alloy, 

Stjcure in Jesus' love. 

204 L I F £ 

275. S. M. 

1. To-morrow, Lord, is thine, 

Lodged in thy sovereign hand, 
And if its sun arise and shine, 
It shines by thy command. 

2. The present moment flies, 

And bears our life away ; 
Oh, make thy servants truly wise, 
That they may live to-day. 

3. Since on this fleeting hour 

Eternity is hung, 
Waken by thine almighty power 
The aged and the young. 

4. One thing demands our care, 

Oh, be it still pursued, 
Lest, slighted once, the season fair 
Should never be renew'd. 

6. To Jesus may we fly, 

Swift as the morning light ; 
Lest life's bright dreams at once should di« 
In cudden, endless night. 

276. m & 4s. 

i Out on an ocean all bouudless we ride, 
We're homeward bound ; 
Toss'd on the waves of a rough, restless 
We're homeward bound ; 
Far from the safe, quiet harbour we've rode, 
Seeking our Father's celestial abode. 
Promise of which on us each he bestow'd. 
We're he rue ward boumi. 

LIFE. 205 

2 lYlldlj tlie stcnn swoep.s ns nn as it roars, 
We're homeward bound ; 
Look ! yonder lie the bright heavenly shores. 

We're homeward bound ; 
Steady, pilot I stand lirm at the wheel ; 
Steady! we soon shall outweather the gale 
Oh, how we fly 'neath the loud-creaking 
sail ! 
We're homeward bound. 

S. We'll tell the world, as we journey along. 
We're homeward bound ; 
Try to persuade them to enter our throng, 

W^e're homeward bound. 
Come, trembling sinner, forlorn and op- 

Join in our number, oh, come and be b>st, 
Journey with us to the mansions of rest 
We're homeward bound. 

i Into the harbour of heaven we glide, 

We're home at last ; 
Softly we drift on its bright silver tide. 

We're home at last; 
Glory to God ! all our dangers are o'er, 
We stand secure on the glorified shorp 
Olory to God ! we will shout ev^ermore. 

We're home at last. 

277. ^s, or ils. 

4. Like mist on the mountain, 
Like ships on the sea, 
8o swiftly the years 
Of oui pilgrimage flee. 

206 LIFE. 

In the grave of our fathers 

How soon shall we lie I 
Bear children, to-day 

To the Saviour fly. 

2 How sweet are the flow'rets 

In April and May ! 
But often the frost 

Makes them wither away. 
Like flowers you may fade : 

Are you ready to die ? 
While "yet there is room," 

To a Saviour fly. 

8. When Samuel was young, 

He first knew the Lord ; 
He slept in his smile 

And rejoiced in his word; 
So most of God's children 

Are early brought nigh : 
Oh, seek him in youth, 

To a Saviour fly. 

1. Do you ask me for pleasure ! 

Then lean on his breast ; 
For there the sin-laden 

And weary find rest. 
Ill the valley of death 

You will triumphing cry, 
"If this be call'd dying, 

'Tis pleasant to die." 

278. 10s k 4s. 

I. Herb o'er the earth as a stranger I rojwa, 
Here is no rest, here is no rest! 

LIFE. 207 

Here as a pilgrim I wander iilone, 
Yet I am blest, yet I am blest I 

For I look forward to that glorious day 

When sin and sorrow shall vanish away ; 

My heart doth leap while I hear Jesus say, 
There, there is rest, there is rest ! 

Here are afflictions and trials severe, 
Here is no rest, here is no rest ! 

Here I must part with the friends I hold 
Yet I am blest, yet I am blest t 

Sweet is the promise I read in his wora . 

Blessed are those who have died in the Lord. 

They have been call'd to receive theii 
There, there is rest, there is rest ! 

This world of care is a wilderness state, 

Here is no rest, here is no rest ! 
Here must I bear from the world all its hate. 

Yet I am blest, yet I am blest ! 
Soon shall I be from the wicked released. 
Soon shall the weary forever be blest. 
Soon shall I lean upon Jesus' own breast. 
There, there is rest, there is rest ! 

279. 8s & 7s. (Peculiar.) 

We are out on an ocean sailing ; 

Homeward bound, we smoothly glide ; 
We are cat on an ocean, sailing 

To a home beyond the tide. 

All the storms will soon be over, 
Then we'll anchor in the harbour; 

208 LIFE. 

We are out on mi ocean, ea'lliig 
To a home beyond the tide. 

2 Millions now are safely landed 
Over on the golden shore ; 
Millions more are on their journey, 
Yet there's room for millions more 
All the storms, &c. 

8. Gome on board, oh, ship for glory. 
Be in haste, make up your mind, 
For our vessel's weighing anchor^ 
And you ra'ay be left behind. 
All the storms, &c. 

4. When we all are safely anchored. 
We will shout our journey o'er, 
We will walk about the city 
And will sing for evermore. 
All the storms, &c. 

280. 7s & 6s. 

i Come, schoolmates, don't grow weary, 

But let us journey on, 
The moments will not tarry. 

This life will soon be gone. 
The passing scenes all tell us 

That death will surely 3ome, 
Thef?e bodies soon will moulder 

In the dark and dreary tomb. 

2 Our friends have gone before U8, 
They beckon us away ; 
We never more shall see them, 
Till the fearful )ud^raent-day 

LIFE. 209 

But we've 'listed in the army, 

We've 'listed for the war ; 
We will fight until we conquer, 

By faith and humble prayer. 

. Our Captain'e gone before us, 

He bids us all to come ; 
High up in endless glory 

He has fitted up our home. 
The world and flesh and Satan 

Will strive to hedge our way, 
But we'll overcome their powers 

If we only watch and pray. 

281. 7s, 6s & 8s. 

1. Oh, do not be discouraged, 

For Jesus is your friend. 
He will give you grace to conquer, 
And keep you to the end. 
I am glad I'm in this army. 
Yes. I'm glad I'm in this army, 
And I'll battle for the school 

2. Fight on, ye little soldiers. 

The battle you shall win, 
For the Saviour is your Captain, 
And he hath vanquish'd sin. 
I am glad I'm in this army, 
\ es, I'm glad I'm in this army, 
And I'll battle for the school 

^ A.nd when the conflict's over. 
Before him you shall stand ; 
You shall sing his praise forever, 
Id Canaan's happy land. 

2iO LIFE. 

I am glad I'm in this aimy, 
"Xes, I'm glad I'm in this army, 
And I'll battle for the schooL 

282. 6S & 5s. 

1 Be kind to each other: 

The night's coming on, 
When friend and when brother 

Perchance may be gone : 
Then, 'midst our dejection. 

How sweet to have earn'd 
The blest recollection 

Of kindness return'd ! 

Happy children, blessed children, 

Who are loving one another trulyp 
And the Saviour, blessed Saviour, 

Loving more than all beside I 

2. When day hath departed, 
And memory keeps 
Her watch, broken-hearted, 
Where all the loved sleep, 
Let falsehood assail not. 

Nor envy disprove, 
Let trifles prevail not 

'Gainst those whom yo-u love. 
Happy children, &c. 

8. Nor change with to-morrow, 
Should fortune take wing : 

The deeper the sorrow, 
The closer still cling! 

Be kind to each other ; 
The night's coming on. 

LIFE. 211 

Wh€n friend and when b/other 
Perchance may be gone. 

Happy children, &c 

283. Us & 8s. 

Be kind to thy father; for when thou wast 
Who loved thee so fondly as he ? 
He caught the first accents that fell from 
thy tongue, 
And join'd in thy innocent glee. 
Be kind to thy father, for now he is old. 

His locks intermingled with gray ; 
His footsteps are feeble, — once fearless and 
Thy father is passing away. 

Be kind to thy mother ; for, lo ! on her brow 

May traces of sorrow be seen ; 
Oh, well mayst thou cherish and comfort 
her now. 
For loving and kind sh^ hath been. 
Remember thy mother ; for thee will she 
As long as God giveth her breath ; 
With accents of kindness, then, cheer her 
lone way. 
E'en to the dark valley of death. 

Be kind to thy brother : his heart will have 

If the smiles of thy joy be withdrawn ; 
The fiowers of feeling will fade at the birth 

If love ard afi'ection be gone. 

212 LIFE 

Be kind to thy brother, wherever you are ; 

The love of a brother shall be 
An ornament purer and richer by far 

Than pearls from the depth of the sea, 

4. Be kind to thy sister; not many may know 
The depth of true sisterly love; 
The wealth of the ocean lies fathoms below 

The surface that sparkles above. 
Thy kindness shall bring to thee many 
sweet hours, 
And blessings thy pathway shall crown, 
Affection shall weave thee a garland of 
More precious than wealth or renown. 

284. 6s k §s. 

1. Little drops of water, 

Little grains of sand. 
Make the mighty ocean 
And the beauteous land; 

2. And the little moments, 

Humble though they be. 
Make the mighty ages 
Of eternity. 

3 So our little errors 

Lead the soul away, 

From the paths of virtue 

Oft in sin to stray. 

4 Little deeds of kindness. 

Little words of love, 
Make our earth an Eden, 
Liko the heaven above. 

LIFE. 218 

Little seeds ol mercy, 
Sown by youthful hands, 

Grow to bless the nations 
Far in heathen lands. 

285. 8s&7s. 

Angry words are lightly spoken 
In a rash and thoughtless hour; 

Brightest links of life are broken 
By their deep, insidious power. 

Hearts inspired by warmest feeling, 
Ne'er before by anger stirr'd, 

Oft are rent, past human feeling, 
By a single angry word. 

Poison-drops of care and sorrow, 

Bitter poison-drops, are they, 
Weaving for the coming morrow 

Saddest memories of to-day. 
Angry words, — oh, let them never 

From the tongue unbridled slipi 
May the heart's best impulse ever 

Check them ere they soil the lip ! 

Love is much too pure and holy. 

Friendship is too sacred far, 
For a moment's reckless folly 

Thus to desolate and mar. 
Angry words are lightly spoken, 

Bitterest thoughts are rashly stirr'd, 
Brightest links of life are broken 

By a single angry wcrd. 

214 LIFJS^ 

286. 7s. 6 lines 

WoBDS are things of little cost. 
Quickly spoken, quickly lost ; 
We forget them ; but they stand 
Witnesses at God's right hand, 
And their testimonies bear 
For us or against us there. 

Oh, how often ours have been 
Idle words and words of sin, 
Words of anger, scorn, or pride, 
Or deceit, or faults to hide. 
Envious tales, or strife unkind, 
Leaving bitter thoughts behind t 

Grant us. Lord, from day to day, 
Strength to watch and grace to pray. 
May our lips, from sin kept free. 
Love to speak and sing of thee, — 
Till in heaven we learn to raise 
Hymns of everlasting praise. 

287. 8s & 7s. 

L Children, do you love each other? 
Are you always kind and true ? 
Bo you always do to others 
As you'd have tl em do to you? 

2. Are you gentle to each other? 
Are you carefu^ day by day 
Not to give oifence by actions. 
Or by any thing you say? 

LIFE. 215 

8, Little children, love each otLer ; 
Never give another pain ; 
If your brother speak in anger, 
Answer not in wrath again. 

4. Be not selfish to each other ; 
Never spoil another's rest ; 
Strive to make each other happy, 
And you will yourselves be bles*"/ 

288. 7s. 

1. Little travellers Zionward, 

Each one entering into rest, 
In the kingdom of your Lord, 

In the mansions of the blest. 
There to welcome Jesus waits. 

Gives the crowns his followers win* 
Lift your heads ye golden gates. 

Let the little travellers in. 

2. Who are tliose whose little feet, 

Pacing life's dark journey through. 
Now have reach'd that heavenly seat 

They had ever kept in view ? 
"I, from Greenland's frozen land;' 

"I, from India's sultry plain;'* 
**I, from Afric'b barreo sand;'* 

**I, from islands of the main." 

8. "All our earthly journey past. 
Every tear and pain gone by. 
Here together met at last 
At the portal of the ky!" 

216 LIFE. 

Each the welcome "Come" awaits, 
Conquerors over death and sin: 

Lift your heads, ye golden gates, 
Let the little travellers in. 

289. 8s. 

1. We go the way that leads to God, 
The way that saiuts have ever trod ; 
So let us leave this sinful shore, 

For realms where we shall die no more 
We're going home, we're going home 
We're going home, to die no more; 
To die no more, to die no more, 
We're going home, to die no more 

2. The ways of God are ways of bliss, 
And all his paths are happiness ; 
Then, weary souls, your sighs give o'er, 
We're going home, to die no more. 

We're going home, &c. 

1 Come, sinners, come, oh, come along, 
And join our happy pilgrim throng! 
Farewell, vain world, and all your store, 
We're going home, to die no more. 
We're going home, &c. 

290. C.P.M. 

L Lo ! on a narrow neck of land, 
'Twixt two unbounded seas I stand, 

Yet how insensible ! 
A point of time, a moment's space, 
Removes me to that heavenly place. 

Or shuts me up in hell. 

LIFE. 217 

2. God, my inmost soul convert, 
And deeply on my thoughtless heart 

Eternal things impress ! 
Give me to feci their solemn weight, 
And save me. ere it be too late, 

By thy almighty grace. 

8: Before me place, in bright array, 
The pomp of that tremendous day 

When thou in clouds shalt come 
To judge the nations at thy bar : 
Oh, tell me, Lord, shall I be there 

To meet a joyful doom ? 

4. Be this my one great business here, 
With holy trembling, holy fear. 

To make my calling sure ; 
Assist, Lord, a feeble worm. 
Then shall I all thy will perform, 

And to (he end endure. 

291. S.M. 

L My soul, le on thy guard: 
Ten thousand foes arise, 
And hosts of sin are pressing hard 
To draw thee from the skies. 

2. Oh, watch and fight and pray, 
The battle ne er give o'er ; 
Renew it boldly svery day, 
And help divine implore. 

B. Ne'er think the victory won. 
Nor once at ease sit down : 
Thine arduous work will not be done 
Till thou hast got thy crown 

2l8 LIFE. 

292, c. m. 

1. Must o3sus bear the cross al:(De, 

And all the world go free ? 
No : there's a cross for every one, 
And there's a cross for me. 

2. How happy are the saints above 

Who once went sorrowing here I 
But now they taste unmingled love 
And joy without a tear. 

8. The consecrated cross I'll bear 
Till death shall set me free, 
And then gc home, my crown to wear; 
For there'8 a crown for me. 

293. S.M. 

A CHARGE to keep I have, 

A God to glorify, 
A never-dying soul to save 

And fit it +'or the sky. 

To serve the present age, 

My calling to fulfil. 
Oh, may it all my powers engage 

To do my Master's will. 

Arm me with jealous care 

As in thy sight to live. 
And, oh, thy servant. Lord, prepare 

A strict account to give 


4 Help me ii watch and pray 
And on thyself rely, 
Assured, if I my trust betray, 
I shall forever die. 

294. L.M. 

i . We are but young ; yet we may sing 
The praises of our heavenly King : 
He made the earth, the sea, the sky 
And all the starry worlds on high 

2. We are but young ; yet we must die , 
Perhap3 our latter end is nigh : 
Lord, may we early seek thy grace, 
And find in Christ a hiding-place. 

3. We are but young ; we need a guide : 
Jesus, in thee we would confide ; 

Oh, lead us in the path of truth. 
Protect and bless our helpless youth. 

4. We are but young; yet God has shed 
Unnumber'd blessings on our head ; 
Then let our youth and riper days 
Be all devoted to his praise. 

295. LI. 

] There is a God who reigns above, 

The Lord of heaven and earth and seas; 
I fear his wrath, I ask hij love. 
And with my lips I sing his praise. 

2. Tnere is a law which h3 hath made, 
To teach us all what we must do ; 

220 LIFE. 

And his commands must be oley*d, 
For they are holy, just and true. 

8. There is an hour when I must die, 

Nor do I know how soon 'twill come: 
Thousands of children young as I 

Are call'd by death to hear their doom. 

4 Let me improve the hours I have, 
Before the day of grace is fled: 
There's no repentance in the grave, 
Nor pardon offer' d to the dead. 

296. CM. 

I Lord, I would own thy tender care, 

And all thy love to me ; 
The food I eat, the clothes I wear, 
Are all bestow'd by thee. 

2. And thou preservest me from death 
And dangers every hour; 
I cannot draw another breath 
Unless thou give the power. 

S. My health and friends and parents dear 
To me by God are given ; 
I have not any blessings here 
But what are sent from heaven. 

4 Such goodness. Lord, and constant car© 
A child caii ne'er repay; 
But may it be my daily prayer 
To love thee an 1 obey. 

KIFE 221 

297. CM. 

1. When all thy mercies, my God, 
My rising soul surveys. 
Transported with the view, I'm lost 
In wonder, love and praise. 

i. Unnumber'd comforts on my soul 
Thy tender care bestow'd. 
Before my infant heart conceived 
From whom those comforts flow*!. 

8. When in the slippery paths of youth 
With heedless steps I ran. 
Thine arm, unseen, convey 'd me safe, 
And led me up to man. 

4. Ten thousand thousand precious gifts 
My daily thanks employ; 
Nor is the least a cheerful heart 
That tastes those gifts with joy. 

5 Through every period of my life 
Thy goodness I'll pursue, 
And after death, in distant worlds, 
The glorious theme renew. 

298* 6s. 6 lines. 

1. Great Shepherd of the sheep, 
Who all thy flock dost keep, 

Leading by waters calm. 
Do thou my footsteps guide, 
To follow by thy side. 

Make lae thy little lamb. 

523, DEATH. 

1 I feai I niaj be torn 

By many a sharp-set thorn, 

As far from thee I stray ; 
My weary feet may bleed 
For rough are paths which lead 

Out of thy pleasant way. 

8. But when the road is long, 
Thy tender arm, and strong, 
The weary one will bear ; 
And thou wilt wash me clean, 
And lead to pastures green, 
Where all the flowers are fair^ 

1 Till, from the soil of sin 

Cleansed and made pure within, 

Dear Saviour, whose I am, 
Thou bringest me in love, 
To thy sweet fold above, 

A little snow-white lamb. 


299. l.M. 

How blest the righteous when he dies, 
When sinks a weary soul to rest! 

How mildly beam the closing eyes ! 
How gently heaves the expiring breast! 

DEATH. 228 

2. So fades a summer cloud lw^j, 

So sinks the gale when storms are o'er, 
So gently shuts the eye of day, 
So dies a wave along the shore. 

3 A holy quiet reigns around, 

A calm which life nor death destroys; 
Nothing disturbs that peace profound 
Which his unfetter' d soul enjoys. 

4 Farewell, conflicting hopes and fears, 

Where lights and shades alternate dwell I 
How bright the unchanging morn appears! 
Farewell, inconstant world! farewell! 

6 Life's duty done, as sinks the clay, 
Light from its load the spirit flies; 
While heaven and earth combine to say, 
''How blest the righteous when he dies!" 

300, I. M. 

1. Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep! 
From which none ever wakes to weep; 
A calm and undisturb'd repose. 
Unbroken by the last of foes. 

2. Asleep in Jesus i Oh, how sweet 
To be for such a slumber meet! 
With holy confidence to sing 
That Death has lost his cruel sting. 

S. Asleep in Jesus ! peaceful rest! 
Whose waking is supremely blest ; 
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour 
Qat manifests the Saviour s power. 

224 DEATH. 

4. Asleep in J€?«3iis! Oh, for me 
May such a blissful refuge be I 
Securely shall my ashes lie, 
Waiting the summons from on high. 

5. Asleep in Jesus ! Far ft*om thee 

Thy kindred and their graves may be; 
But there is still a blessed sleep. 
From which none ever wakes to weep 

301. L.l. 

1 Oft as the bell, with solemn toll, 
Speaks the departure of a soul, 
Ajet each one ask himself, "Am I 
Prepared, should I be call'd, to die?" 

2. Soon, leaving all I love below, 
To God's tribunal L,must go. 
Must hear the Judge pronounce my fate, 
And fix my everlasting state. 

8. But when the solemn bell I hear. 
If saved from guilt, I need not fear; 
Nor would the thought distressing be, 
"Perhaps it next may toll for me/' 

302. l.M. 

I. Why should we start, and fear to die? 
What timorous worms we mortals are I 
Death is the gate of endless joy. 
And yet we dread to enter there. 

?. The pains, the groans and dying strife 
Fright our approaching souls away; 
We still shrink back again to life. 
Fond of our prison and our clay. 

DEATH. 226 

8. Oh; if my Lord would come and me et, 

My soul should stretch her wings in hast«» 
Fly fearless through deatli's iron gate, 
Nor feel the terrors as she pass'd. 

4 Jesus can make a dying bed 

Fee^ soft as downy pillows are, 
While on his breast I lean my head 
And breathe my life out sweetly there 

303. 8s&7s. 

1. Sister, thou wast mild and lovely, 

Gentle as the summer breeze. 
Pleasant as the air of evening 

When it floats among the trees. 
Peaceful be thy silent slumber, 

Peaceful in the grave so low; 
Thou no more wilt join our number, 

Thou no more our songs shalt know. 

2. * Dearest sister, thou hast left us, 

Here thy loss we deeply feel ; 
But 'tis God that hath bereft us: 

He can all our sorrows heal. 
Yet again we hope to meet thee. 

When the day of life is fled, 
Then in heaven with joy to greet the% 

Where no farewell tear is shed. 

304. CM. 

1 We lay thee in the silent tomb, \ 

Sweet blossom of a day; 
We just began to view thy blooTi, 
^hen thou art call'd away 

226 DEATH. 

2. Friendship and love have done their last^ 
And now can do no more; 
The bitterness of death is past, 
And all thy autferings o'er. 

8. Thy gentle spirit pass'd away 
'Mid pain the most severe; 
So great we could not wish thy stay 
A moment longer here. 

4 Thou minglest now in that bright throng 
Around the eternal throne, 
And join'st the everlasting song 
With those before thee gone. 

5. Oh, who could wish thy longer stay 
In such a world as this, 
Since thou hast gain'd the realms of daj 
And pure, undying bliss? 

305. L.M. 

1 A MOUHNiNO class, a vacant seat, 
Tell us that one we loved to meet 
Will join our youthful throng no more 
Till all these changing scenes are o'er, 

2. No more that voice we loved to hear 
Shall fill her teacher's listening ear; 
No more its tones shall join to swell 
The songs that of a Saviour tell. 

3. That welcome face, that sparkling eye. 
And sprightly form, must buried lie 
Deep in the cold and silent gloom, 
The rayless night, that filL ^he toirb 

DEATH. 227 

4 God tels us, by this mournful death, 
Flow vain and fleeting is our breath, 
And bids our souls prepare to meet 
The trial of his judgment-seat 

306. CM. 

1. Death has been here, and borne awaj 

A sister from our side; 
Just in the morning of her day, 
As young as we, she died. 

2. Not long ago she filFd her place, 

And sat with us to learn; 
But she has run her mortal race. 
And never can return. 

3. Perhaps our time may be as short, 

Our days may fly as fast: 
Lord, impress the solemn thought 
That this may be our last ! 

4. We cannot tell who next may fall 

Beneath thy chastening rod ; 
One must be first : oh, may ^e all 
Prepare to meet our God! 

5. All needful help is thine to give ; 

To the^ our souls apply 
For grace to teach us how to live 
And make us fit to die. 

307. 8s & 7s. 

I. Peaceful be thy silent slumber. 
Peaceful in the grave so low: 
Ihou no more wilt j^in our number,-— 
Thou no more our songs shalt know. 

228 DEATH. 

2. Dearest brotl^er, thou hast left us; 

Here thy loss we deeply feel; 
But 'tis God that hath bereft us, — 
He can all our sorrow heal. 

3. Yet again we hope to meet thee, 

When the day of life is fled, 
Then, in heaven, with joy to greet the<d, 
Where no farewell tear is shed 

308. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

l. Where we oft have met in gladness. 
On the holy Sabbath-day, 
Slowly, now, with tearful sadness, 
Each pursues his lonely way ; 

Tears are falling 
On this holy Sabbath-day. 

i One we loved has left our number, 
For the dark and silent torab, — 
Closed his eyes in deathless slumber^ 
Faded in his early bloom : 

Hear us, Saviour! 
Thou hast blest the lonely tomb. 

3. Through its dark and narrow portal 
Once they bore thee to thy rest; 
There a ray of light immortal. 
Like a sunbeam from the west. 

Burst the shadows. 
And the grave thenceforth was blest 

I. By the light that thus was given 
To the darknf»ds of the tomb, 

DEATH. 229 

Bj the blessed light of heaven, 
Gilding scenes of earthly gloom, 

Star of gladness! 
All our night with joy illume. 

\ From our circle, dearest brother, 
Early hast thou pass'd away ; 
But the angels say, ** Another 
Joins our holy song to-day.'* 

Weep no longer! 
Join with them the sacred lay. 

309. . lis & 8s. 

I. I KNOW thou art gone to the home of thy rest; 
Then why should my soul be so sad? 
I know thou art gone where the weary are 
And the mourner looks up and is glad. 

I never look up with a wish to the sky, 

But a light like thy beauty is there; 
And I hear a low murmur, like thine in reply. 

When I pour out my spirit in prayer. 

I. In thy far-away home, wherever it be, 
I know thou hast visions of mine; 
And my heart hath revealings of thine and 
of thee, 
In many a token and sign. 

B In the hush of the night, on the j^aste of the 
Or alone with the breeze on the hill^ 
I have ever a presence that whispers of thee. 
And my spirit lies down and ii still. 

230 DEATH. 

310. m h lis. 

1. Thou art gone to the grave, but we will noi 

deplore thee; 
Though sorrows and darkness encompass 

the tomb, 
The Saviour has pass'd through Hs portals 

before thee, 
And the lamp of his love is thy guide 

through the gloom. 

2. Thou art gone to the grave; we no longer 

behold thee, 
Nor tread the rough path of the world by 

thy side: 
But the wide arms of mercy are spread to 

enfold thee, 
And sinners may hope, since the Sinless 

has died. 

3. Thou art gone to the grave ; and, its mansions 

Perhaps thy tried spirit in doubt linger'd 

But the sunshine of heaven beamed bright 

on thy waking. 
And the song which thou heardst was the 

seraphim's song. 

i. Thou art gone to the grave; but 'twere wrong 
to deplore thee. 
When God was thy ransom, thy guardian 
and guide; 
He gave thee, and took thee, and soon will 
restore thee, 
Where death hath no sting, lince the Sa- 
viour has died, 



311. CM. 

}. Teat awful day "will surely ccme, 
The appointed hour makes haste, 
When I must stand before my Judga 
And pass the solemn test. 

2. Thou lovely chief of all my joys, 

Thou sovereign of my heart, 
How could I bear to hear thy voice 
Pronounce the sound "Depart"? 

3. Oh, wretched state of deep despair,— 

To see my God remove, 
And fix my doleful station where 
I must not taste his love! 

4. Oh, tell me that my worthless name 

Is graven on thy hands ; 
Show me some promise in thy book, 
^'^here my salvation stands. 

312. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

i. Day of judgment, day of wonders! 
Hark ! the awful trumpet's sound, 
Louder than ten thousand thunder?. 
Shakes the vast creation round! 

How the summons 
Will the sinner's heart confound! 

2. See the Judge, our nature wearing. 
Clothed in majesty divine! 


Ytu, r'lo long for his appealing, 
Then sh^ll say, ^'This God is minef** 

Gracious Saviour, 
Own iLe in that day for thine ! 

8. At his call the dead awaken, 

Rise to life from earth and sea : 

All the powers of nature, shaken, 

From his looks prepare to flee ! 

Careless sinner, 
What will then become of thee ? 

4. Btit to those who have confessed. 

Loved and served the Lord belm^. 
He will say, **Come near, ye blessed, 
See the kingdom I bestow : 

You forever 
Shall my love and glory know." 

313. S.N. 

1. And will the Judge descend? 

And must the dead arise. 

And not a single soul escape 

His all-discerning eyes ? 

2. How will my heart endure 

The terrors of that day, 
When earth and heaven before his face, 
Astonish'd, shrink away? 

8. But ere the trumpet shakes 
The mansions of the dead, 
Hark ! from the gospel's cheering sound, 
What jcyful tidings spread I 


i. Te sinners, seek His grace 

Whose wrath ye cannot bear ; 
Fly to the shelter of his cross, 
And find salvation there. 

314. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. Lo ! he comes, with clouds descending. 

Once for favoured sinners slain ; 

Thousand thousand saints, attending, 

Swell the triumph of his train: 

God appears on earth to reign. 

2. Every eye shall now behold him, 

Robed in dreadful majesty ; 
Those who set at nought and sold him, 
Pierced and nail'd him to the tree. 

Deeply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiah see. 

8. All the tokens of his passion 

Still his dazzling body bears, — 
Cause of endless exultation 
To his ransom'd worshippers ; 

With what rapture 
Gaze we on those glorious scars! 

315. C.P.M. 

1. When thou, my rightefyus Judge, shalt come 
To take thy ransom'd people home, 

Shall I among them stand ? 
Shall such a worthless worm as I, 
Who sometimes am afraid to die, 
Be fDund at thy right hand? 


2. Blest Saviour, grant it, by tliy grac« ; 
Be thou my only hiding-place, 

In this the accepted day ; 
Thy pardoning voice, oh, let me hear. 
To still my unbelieving fear^ 
Nor let me fall, I pray. 

ii. And when the archangel's trump shall souni 
Let me among thy saints be found, 

To see thy smiling face : '^^'^ 

Then in triumphant strains I'll sing, 
While heaven's resounding mansions ring 

With shouts of sovereign grace, 

318. 6s&7s. 

1> On, there will be mourniDg 
Before the judgment-seat. 
When this ^orld is burning, 
Beneath Jehovah's feet! 

Friends and kindred there will part 

W^ill part to meet no more ; 
Wrath will sink the rebel's heart. 
While saints on high adore. 
Oh, there will be mourning 
Before the judgment-seat. 

2. Oh, there will be mourning 
Before the judgment-seat* 
When the trumpet's warning 
The sinner's ear shall greet I 

§ Oh, there will be mourning 
Before the judgment-seat i 
When, from dust returning, 
The lost their doom shall meet. 

HEAVEN. 236 

4^ Oh, til ere will be mourning 
Before the judgment-seat ; 
Justice, ever frowning, 

Shall seal the sinner's fate. 


317. CM. Double. 

Theke is a glorious world of lighl^ 

Above the starry sky, 
Where saints departed, clothed in f»jalto.. 

Adore the Lord most high. 
And hark ! amid the sacred songs 

Those heavenly voices raise, 
Ten thousand thousand infant ton^aes 

Unite in perfect praise. 

Those are the hymns that we shall know 

If Jesus we obey ; 
That is the place where we shall go 

If found in wisdom's way ; 
This is the joy we ought to seek 

And make our chief concern ; 
For this we come, from week to week, 

To read and hear and learn. 

Soon will our earthly race be run, 

Our mortal fame decay, 
Children and teachers, one by one, 

Mu&t pass from earth away. 

236 HEAVEN. 

Great Gol, impress the serious thought 

This day on every breast, 
That both the teachers and the taught 

May enter to thy rest 

318. 8s. 

1. Beautiful Zion, built above, 
Beautiful city, that 1 love, 
Beautiful gates of pearly white, 
Beautiful temple, — God its light! 
He who was slain on Calvary 
Opens those pearly gates to me. 

2. Beautiful heaven, where all is light, 
Beautiful angfls, clothed in white, 
Beautiful strains, that never tire. 
Beautiful harps through all the choir! 
There shall I join the chorus sweet, 
Worshipping at the Saviour's feet. 

%. Beautiful crowns on ev^^ry brow, 

Beautiful palms the conqueror.s show, 
Beautiful robe.s the ransom'd wear, 
Beautiful all who enter there! 
Thither I press with eager feet; 
There shall my rest be long and sweet 

i. Beautiful throne for Christ our King, 
Beautiful songs the angels sing, 
Beautiful rest, all wanderings cease, 
Bf'autiful home of perfect peace I 
Therf shall my eyes the Saviour see: 
Haste to this heavenly home with me. 

HEAVEN. 237 

319. 8s. 

1 My Savioi.r has gone to prepare 

A place for the child of hi« love^ 
And now he's awaiting me there, 
In the house of his Father above. 

2 That house is beyond the blue sky, 

More bright than I ever could tell: 
I shall only go home, when I die, 

With my Brother and Father to dwell. 

3 I have treasures laid up for me there, — 

A crown of the loveliest gold ; 
And my Father will give me to wear 
A dress that will never grow old. 

4. And perhaps he will give me bright wings. 
To fly on long errands for him, 
And a harp with its sweet-sounding strings^ 
"Which never are tuneless or dim. 

6. Oh, I long for those mansions so fair, 
And to join with the angels in wliite, 
You will hear me, perhaps, when Fm there 
I shall sing out so loud with delight. 

320, C. 1. 

1. There is a land of pure delight, 

Where saints immortal reign: 
Infinite day excludes the night. 
And pleasures banish pain. 

2. There everlasting spring abides. 

And never-withering flowers : 

Death, like a narrow sea, divides 

This heavenly land from ours- 

231 HEAVEN. 

3 t "feet fielis beyond the swelling flood 

Stand dress'd in living green ; 

bo to the Jews old Canaan stood, 

While Jordan roU'd between. 

4 Could we but climb where Moses stood, 

And view the landscape o'er, 
Not Jordan's stream nor death's cold flood 
Should fright us from the shore. 

321. C. 1. 

JOME, let us sing of heaven above, 

Our glorious, happy home, 
Yhere dwells the Saviour whom we love^ 
And who has bid us come. 

Oh, that is joyful, joyful, joyful I 

Oh, that is joyful, 
That Jesus bids us come 

To dwell with him above, 
And sing the everlasting song 
Of his redeeming love. 

ingels are there around the throne, 
Sweet notes of praise they sing; 

All gl)ry to our God alone, 
And to our Saviour-King. 
Oh, that is joyful! &c. 

And children join the glorious song, 

Who once lived here below ; 
But now, amid that sinless throng, 

They no more sorrow know. 
Oh, that is joy fir &c. 

HEAVEN. 239 

'Twas Jesus died that we might gain 

This glorious, happy home ; 
For us he suffer'd grief and pain, 

And therefore bids us come. 
Oh, that is joyful! &c. 

322. Peculiar. 

Heavenly home ! heavenly home ! precious 

name to me ! 
I love to think the time will come when I 

shall rest in thee. 
I've no abiding city here, 

I seek for one to come. 
And though my pilgrimage be drear, 

I know there's rest at home. 
Heavenly home ! heavenly home ! precious 

name ! &c. 

Heavenly home ! heavenly home ! there no 

clouds arise, 
No tear-drops fall, no dark nights dim thy 

ever-smiling skies. 
This earthly home is fair and bright, 

Yet clouds will often come ; 
And, oh, I long to see the light 

That gilds my heavenly home 1 
Heavenly home I heavenly home ! there no 

clouds, &c. 

Heavenly home ! heavenly home ! ne'er shall 

sorrow's gloom, 
Not doubts nor fears, disturb me there, for 

al] is peace <^t home. 

240 HEAVEN. 

I know 1 ne'er shall worthy be 

To dwell 'neath heaven's bright dome; 

But Christ, my Saviour, died for me, 
And now he calls me home. 
Heavenly home ! heavenly home I ne'er ahall 
sorrow's gloom, &c. 

323. lis. 

1. When beautiful flowers impart their perfume, 
And sweet is their fragrance and lovely their 

I think of the summer that endlessly glows, 
And the unwasting fragrance of Sharon's 

bright rose, — 

2. Of the home of my Saviour, of joys that await 
The spirits that pass through the bright 

pearly gates. 
Of the anthems of rapture, unceasing and 

The beautiful chorus that gladdens the sky 

i. 'Tis the home of the ransom'd, the land of 

the blest, 
Where the pilgrims shall enter a glorious 

rest ; 
To wander in gladness the pastures of green, 
And drink the still waters of pleasures 


4. 'Tis the home that our Saviour has gone to 
prepare, — 
Fo heart can conceive of the blessedness 

HEAVEN. 241 

Of the unending glory awail ing the just, 
When in Jesus' own likeness they rise from 
the dust. 

6. We bless thee, our Saviour, who call'st us to 

The beautiful home thou hast gone to pre- 

We hope in thy mercy, that, wash'd from 
our sin, 

Through the gates of that city we may all 
enter in. 

324, Peculiar. 

1. Come, sing to ne of heaven, 
When I'm about to die ; 
Sing songs of holy ecstasy, 
To waft my soul on high. ,*^ 


There'll be no sorrow there. 
There'll be no sorrow there. 
In heaven above, where all is l^ve, 
There'll be no sorrow there. 

2 When the last moments come. 
Oh, watch my dying face, 
To catch the bright seraphic glow 
Which in each feature plays. 

8. Then to my raptured ear 

Let one sweet song be given ; 
Let music charm me last on earth. 
And greet me first in heaven 

212 HE A VI N. 

4 When round my senseless 3lay 
Assemble those I love, 
Then sing of heaven, delightful heaven, 
My glorious home above. 

325. lis. 

\. My home is in heaven, my rest is not here. 
Then why should I murmur when trials 

appear ? 
Be hush'd, my dark spirit, the worst thai 

can come 
But shortens my journey and hastens me 


2 It is not for me to be seeking my bliss. 
And building my hopes in a region like this: 
I look for a city which hands have not piled, 
I pant for a country by sin undefiled. 

2 The thorn and the thistle around me maj 
I would not recline upon roses below ; 
I ask not my portion, I seek not my rest. 
Till I find them forever on Jesus' breast. 

326. S.M. 

\. There is a land above, 

All beautiful and bright, 
And those who love and seek the Loxd 
Rise to that world of light. 

2. There sin is known no more, 

Nor tears, nor want, nor care ,• 
There good and happy beings dwell. 
And all are holv there. 

HEAVEN. 243 

327. CM. 

I When I can read my title clear 
To mansions in the skies, 
I'll bid farewell to every fear, 
And wipe my weeping eyes. 

2. Should earth against my soul engage^ 
And hellish darts be hurl'd, 
Then T can smile at Satan's rage, 
And face a frowning world. 

B. Let cares like a wild deluge come. 
And storms of sorrow fall, 
May I but safely reach my home, 
My God, my heaven, my all ! 

I. There shall I bathe my weary soul 
In seas of heavenly rest, 
And not a wave of trouble roll 
Across my peaceful breast. 

328. 7s&4s. 

J . I'm a lonely traveller here, 

Weary, oppress'd; 
But my journey's end is near^ 

Soon I shall rest. 
Dark and dreary is the way, 

Toiling I've come ; 
Ask me not with you to stay t 

Yonder's my home 

2. F'm a weary traveller here, 
I must go on ; 


?or my journey's end la near, 

I must be gone. 
Brighter joys than earth can gi^t 

Win me away ; 
Pleasures that forever live: 

I cannot stay. 

3 I'm a traveller to a land 

Where all is fair, 
Where is seen no broken band 

Saints all are there. 
Where no tear shall ever fall, 

No heart be sad ; 
Where the glory is for all, 

And all are glad. 

4. I'm a traveller, and I go 

Where all is fair ; 
Farewell all I've loved below, 

I must be there. 
Worldly honours, hopes and gam, 

All I resign ; 
Welcome sorrow, grief and pain, 

If heaven be mine. 

5 I'm a traveller ; call me not : 

Upward's my way; 
Yonder is my rest and lot : 

I cannot stay. 
Farewell, earthly pleasures all. 

Pilgrim I roam : 
Hail me not; in vain you call: 

Yonier's my home. 

HEAVEN. 245 

329. lis, 

L I WOULD not live alway ; I ask not to stay 
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er th© 

The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here 
Are enough for life's woes, full enough for 

its cheer. 

2. I would not live alway, thus fetter'd by sin, 
Temptation without and corruption within : 
E'en the rapture of pardon is mingled with 

And the cup of thanksgiving with penitent 


8. I would not live alway; no, — welcome th< 

tomb ; 
Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its 

gloom ; 
There sweet be my rest till he bid me arise, 
To hail him in triumph descending the skieg. 

4 Who, who would live alway, away from his 

Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode, 
Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the 

bright plains. 
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns, — 

5. Wh^re the saints of all ages in harmony meet. 
Their Saviour and brethren transported to 

While the anthems of rapture unceasingly 

And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the 

soul ? 

246 HEAVEN. 

330. Peculiar, 

L I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger; 
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night 
Bo not detain me, for I am going 
To where the fountains are ever floising 
I'm a pilgrim, &c. 

2. There the glory is ever shining : 

I am longing, I am longing for the sight 
Here in this country so dark and dreary 
I have been wandering forlorn and wearj 
I'm a pilgrim, &c. 

3 There's the city to which I journey; 
My Redeemer, my Redeemer is its light 
There is no sorrow, nor any sighing, 
There is no sin there, nor any dying : 
I'm a pilgrim, &c 

331. h & 6s. 

I. We'ke marching to the promised land, 

A land all fair and bright ; 
Come, join our happy yo-uthful band. 

And seek the plains of light. 
Oh, come and join our youthful band, 

Our songs and triumphs share; 
We soon shall reach the promised land, 

And rest f jrever there. 

2 The Saviour feeds his little flock. 

His grace is freely given ; 
The living waters from the rock, 

And daily bread from heaven. 
Oh, coTie and join, Slg. 


In tliai bright land no sin is found, 

But all are happy there; 
An<i youthful voices thero shall join 

With the angelic choir. 
Oh, come and join, &c. 

Our teachers kind do point the way. 

And guide our feet aright, 
To those bright realms of endless iay 

Where Jesus is the light. 
Then eome and join, &c. 

332. 8s, 7s & 5s. 

In the Christian's home in glory 
There remains a land of rest, 
There my Saviour's gone before me, 
To fulfil my soul's request. 
There is rest for the weary. 

There is rest for you, 
On the other side of Jordan, 
In the sweet fields of Eden, 
Where the tree of life is blooming, 
There is rest for you. 

He is fitting up my mansion. 

Which eternally shall stand ; 
For my staj shall not be transient 

In that holy, happy land. 
There is rest, -ic. 

Pain and sickness ne'er shall enter, 
Grief nor woe my lot shall share, 

But in that celestial centre 
T a crown of life shall wear. 
1 here is rest, Si'), 

24^ HEAVEy. 

4 Sing, oh, sing, ye heirs of glory ; 
Shout your triumphs as you go ; 
Zion's gates will open for you. 

You will hod an entrance through. 
There is rest, &c. 

333. 6s. 

1. One sweetly solemn thought 
Comes to me o'er and o'er: 
I'm nearer my home to-day 
Than I've ever been before. 

2 Nearer my Father's house. 

Where the many mansions be ; 
Nearer the great white throne, 
Nearer the jasper sea : 

8 Nearer the bound of life 

Where we lay our burdens down. 
Nearer leaving my cross. 
Nearer wearing my crown. 

4. But lying darkly between, 

Winding down through the night, 
Is that dim and unknown stream 
Which leads at last to light. 

6 Father, perfect my trust, 

Strengthen my feeble faith, 
Let me feel as if I trod 

The shore of the river death. 

6. For even now my feet 

May stand upon its brink ; 
I may be nearer my home. 
Nearer now, than I think. 

E £ A V £ N. 249 

334. CI. 

i. Jerusalem, my happy home I 
Name ever dear to me ! 
When shall my labours have an end. 
In joy and peace and thee ? 

2. Oh, when, thou city of my God, 

Shall I thy courts ascend, 
Where congregations ne'er break up, 
And Sabbaths have no end ? 

3. Why should I shrink at pain and woe, 

Or feel at death dismay ? 
I've Canaan's goodly land in view, 
And realms of endless day. 

4. Apostles, martyrs, prophets, there 

Around my Saviour stand ; 
And soon my friends in Christ below 
Will join the glorious band. 

5 Jerusalem, my happy home ! 
My soul still pants for thee; 
Then will my labours have an end 
When I thy joys shall see. 

335. 7s. 

1 Who are these in bright array ? 

This innumerable throng, 
Round the altar night and day 

Tuning their triump]- ant song ? 
Worthy is the Lamb once slain. 

Blessing, hon ur glory, power, 


Wisdom, riches, to obtain, 
New dominion, every hour. 

2. These through fiery trials trod y 

These from great affliction camev 
Now before the throne of God, 

Seal'd with his eternal Name: 
Clad in raiment pure and white, 

Victor palms in every hand. 
Through their great Redeemer's migai 

More than conquerors they stand. 

S. Hunger, thirst, disease unknown, 

On immortal fruits they feed; 
Them the Lamb amidst the throne 

Shall to living fountains lead ; 
Joy and gladness banish sighs. 

Perfect love dispels their fears, 
And forever from their eyes 

God shall wipe away their tears. 

336- C. M. 

I. Around tha throne of God in heaven 
Thousands of children stand ; 
Children whose sins are all forgiven, 
A holy, happy band. 

Singing glory, glory. 
Glory be to God on high. 

2 In flowing robes of spotless white. 
See every one array'd, 
Dwelling in everlasting light, 
And joys that never fade. 
Sin|"ing, &s. 

HEAVEN. 251 

8. What brought them to that world aboTe, 
That heaven so bright and fair, 
Where all is peace and joy and love? 
How came those children there ? 
Singing, &c. 

I Because the Saviour shed his blood 
To wash away their sin ; 
Bathed in that pure and precious fiood, 
Behold them white and clean ! 
Singing, &c. 

5. On earth they sought the Saviour's grac« 
On earth they loved his name ; 
So now they see his blessed face 
And stand before the Lamb, 
Singing, &c. 

337. 6s & 4s. 

1. I'm but a traveller here, 

Heaven is my home. 
Earth is a desert drear, 

Heaven is my home. 
Danger and sorrow stand 
Round me on every hand ; 
Heaven is my fatherland. 

Heaven is my home. 

2 What though the tempest rage? 

Heaven is my home. 
Short is my pilgrimage, 

Heaven is my home. 
Time's cold and wintry blast 
Soon will be overpast; 
I shall reach home at lavSt, 

Heaven is my home. 


8 There, at my Savioui i sidev 
Heaven is my home. 

I shall be glorified, 
Heaven is my home 

There are the good and blest, -^ 

Those I love most and best; 

There, too, I soon shall reat; 
Heaven is my home. 

338. 6s & 4s. 

1. There is a happy land, 

Far, far awfiy. 
Where saints in glory stand, 

Bright, bright as day. 
Oh, how they sweetly sing. 
Worthy is our Saviour- King, 
Loud let his praises ring. 

Praise, praise for aye ! 

2 Come to that hnppy land, 

Come, come away. 
Why will ye doubting stand, 

Why still delay ? 
Oh, we shall happy be, 
When, from sin and sorrow fre©^ 
Lord, we shall live with thee, 

Blest, blest for aye. 

8 Bright in that happy land 

Beams every eye. 
Kept by a Father's hand. 

Love cannot die. 
Oh, then, to glory run. 
Be a crown and kingdom won, 
i^nd blight above the sun 

We reign for ^ye. 


339. 7s & 6s. 

1 WANT to be an angel, 

And with the angels stand, 
A crown upon my forehead, 

A harp wit'iin my hand: 
There, right before my Saviour, 

So glorious and so bright, 
I'd wake the sweetest music 

And praise him day and night. 

I never would be weary, 

Nor ever shed a tear. 
Nor ever know a sorrow, 

Nor ever feel a fear ; 
But, blessed, pure and holy, 

I'd dwell in Jesus' sight, 
And with ten thousand thousands 

Praise him both day and night 

I know I'm weak and sinful. 

But Jesus will forgive ; 
For many little children 

Have gone lo heaven to live. 
Dear Saviour, when I languish, 

And lay me down to die, 
Oh, send a shining angel 

To bear me to tb3 sky. 

Dh, there I'll be an angel. 

And with the angels stand, 
A crown upon my forehead, 

A harp within my hand. 
And there, before my Saviour, 

So glorious and so bright, 
I'll join the heavenly music 

And praise him day and bight 


340. 10s, 8s k lis. 

1 I HAVE a Father in the promised Knd; 
My Father calls me, I must go 
To meet him in the promised land. 

I'll away, I'll away to the promised lanv 
My Father calls me, I must go 
To meet him in the promised land. 

2, I have a Saviour in the promised land ; 
My Saviour calls me, I must go 
To meet him in the promised land. 

I'll away, I'll away to the promised land, 
My Saviour calls me, I must go 
To meet him in the promised land. 

8, I have a crown in the promised land ; 
When Jesus calls me, I must go 
To wear it in the promised land. 

I'll away, I'll away to the promised land; 
When Jesus calls me, I must go 
To wear it in the promised land 

4. I hope to meet jou m the promised land : 
At Jesus' feet, a joyous band. 
We'll praise him in the promised land. 
We'll away, we'll away to the promise i 
At Jesus' feet, a joyous band. 
We'll praise b^m in the promised land. 

341. 108. 

1. Joyfully, joyfully, onward we move, 
Bound to the land of bright spirits above; 
Jesus, our Saviour, in mercy says, Come, 
Joyfully, joyfully, haste to your home. 


Soon will our pilgrimage end here below, 
Soon to the presence of God we shall go ; 
Then, if to Jesus our hearts have been 

Joyfully, joyfully, rest we in heaven. 

Teachers and scholars have pass'd on 

before ; 
Waiting, they watch us approaching the 

Singing, to cheer us while passing along, 
Joyfully, joyfully, haste to your home. 
Sounds of sweet music there ravish the ear; 
Harps of the blessed, your strains we shall 

Filling with harmony heaven's high dome : 
Joyfully, joyfully, Jesus, we come. 

Death with his arrow may soon lay us low, 
Safe in our Saviour, we feel not the blow ; 
Jesus hath broken the bars of the tomb, 
Joyfully, joyfully, will we go home. 
Bright will the morn of eternity dawn, 
Death shall be conquer'd, his sceptre be 

Over the plains of sweet Canaan we'll roam, 
Joyfully, joyfully, safely at home. 

342. Peculiar. 

I We're bound for the land of the pure and 
the holy, 
Thfi home of the happy, the kingdom of 

2e56 HEAVEN. 

Ye wanderers from God in the broad roa% 
of folly. 
Oh, say, will you go to the Eden above? 

Will you go, will you go ? 
Oh, Bay, will you go to the Eden above? 

2. March on, happy pilgrims, that land is 
before you, 
And soon its ten thousand delights we will 
prove ; 
Yes, soon we shall walk o'er the hills of 
bright glory. 
And drink the pure joys of the Eden 

Will you go, will you go? 
Oh, yes, we will go to the Eden above 

3 And yet, guilty sinner, we would not foi^« 

sake thee: 
We halt yet a moment as onward we 
Oh, come to the Lord : in his arms he will 
take thee 
And bear thee along to the Eden above. 

Will you go, will you go ? 
Oh, say, will you go to the Eden above ? 

4 Methinks thou art now in thy wretchedness 

Oh, who can this guilt from my con- 
science remove ? 
No other but Jesus : then come to him, pray- 
Prepare me, Lord, for the Eden above- 
Will you go, will you go? 
At last will you go to the Eden above- 

HEAVEN. 257 

843* Peeutiar. 

1. Come, children, let ift sweetly sing, 

We are bound for the land of Canaan ; 
All glory give to Christ, our King, 
We are bound for the land of Canaan. 

Oh, Canaan, bright Canaar ! 

We are bound for the land Df Canaan; 

Oh, Canaan, it is our happy home, 

We are bound for the land of Canaan 

2, Happy are all good children here, 

They are bound for the land of Canaan ; 
And soon they'll be as angels are, 

They are bound for the land of Canaac 
Oh, Canaan, bright Canaan, &c. 

8. Come, then, and join our happy band. 
We are bound for the land of Canaan ; 
To ever dwell at Christ's right hand. 
We are bound for the land of Canaan. 
Oh, Canaan, bright Canaan, &c, 

4. Then louder still our songs shall rise, 
We are bound for the land of Canaan ; 
When we are far beyond the skies. 
We are bound for the land of Canaan. 
Oh, Canaan, bright Canaan, &c. 

844. 8s. 

^; j* Ye angels, who stand round the throne 
And view my Immanuel's face, 
In rapturous songs make him known, 

Tune, tune your soft harps to his praiss 
Ye saints, who stand nearer than they 

And cast your bright crowns at his fee* 
His grace and his glory display, 
And all his rich mercy repeat. 

25S ff E A V E N. 

2. Oh, when will the period appear 

When I shall unite in your song? 
I'm weary of lingering here, 

And I to your Saviour belong. 
I'm fetter' d and chain' d up in clay ; 

I struggle and pant to be free ; 
I long to be soaring away 

My God and my Saviour to see. 

8 I long to put on my attire, 

Wash'd white in the blood of the Lamb 
I long to be one of your choir 

And tune my sweet harp to his name. 
I long, oh, I long to be there, 

Where sorrow and sin bid adieu, 
Your joy and your friendship to share, 

To wonder and worship with you. 

345. 6s & 4s. 

1. A CROWN of glory bright, 

By faith, I see 
In yonder realms of light 

Prepared for me. 
Oh, may I faithful prove. 

And keep it in my view. 
And through the storms of life 

My way pursue. 

2- Jesus, be thou my guide. 

My steps attend ; 
Oh, keep me near thy side. 

Be thou my friend ; 
Be thou my shield and sun, 

My Saviour and my guar<\ j 
And, when my work is done. 

My great reward. 

HE A V EN. 259 

346. CM. 

1. Give n e the wings of faitk, to rise 

Within the veil, and see 
The saints above, how great their joys. 
How bright their glories be 1 

2. Once they were mourning here below 

And wet their couch with tears ; 

They wrestled hard, as we do now. 

With sins and doubts and fears. 

8. X ask them whence their victory came . 
They, with united breath, 
Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb, 
Their triumph to his death. 

4. Our glorious Leader claims our praise 
For his own pattern given, 
While the long cloud of witnesses 
Shows the same path to heaven. 

347. C. M. Peculiar. 

1. There is an hour of peaceful rest, 

To mourning wanderers given ; 
There is a joy for souls distress'd, 
A balm for every wounded breast: 

'Tis found alone in heaven. 

2. There is a home for weary souls 

By sin and sorrow driven, 
When toss'd on life's tempestuous shoala^ 
Where storms arise and ocean rolls. 

And all is drear but heaven 

260 HE4 VEN 

3. There Faith lifts up her cheerful eye, 

To brighter prospects given, 
And views the tempest passing by, 
The evening shadows quickly fly, 

And all serene in heaven. 

4. There fi-;igrant flovrers immortal bloom. 

And joys supreme are given ; 
There rays divine disperse the gloom; 
Beyond the confines of the tomb 

Appears the dawn of heaven. 

848. lis. 

1 *MiD scenes of confusion and creature mtm 
How sweet to my soul is communior with 

saints, — 
To find at the banquet of mercy there's 

And feel in the presence of Jesus at home ! 

Home, home ! sweet, sweet home ! 
Prepare me, dear Saviour, for glory, my 

2. Sweet bonds, that unite all the children of 
And thrice-precious Jesus, whose love can- 
not cease ! 
7hough oft from thy presence in sadness I 

I long to behold thee in glory at home. 
Home, home, &c. 

8 I sigh from this body of sm to be free. 
Which hinders my joy and communion with 

HEAVEN. 261 

Though now my temptation like billows 

may foam, 
All, all will be peace when I'm with thee ai 


Home, home, &€. 

1. While here in the valley of conflict T stay, 
Oh, give me eubraission and strength as my 

In all my afflictions to thee would I come, 
Rejoicing in hope of my glorious home. 
Home, home, &c. 

5. Whatever thou deniest, oh^ give me thy 
The Spirit's sure witness, and smiles of thy 

Endue me with patience to wait at thy 

And find even now a sweet foretaste of 

Home, home, &c» 

6 I long, dearest Lord, in thy beauties to 
shine ; 
No more as an exile in sorrow to pine. 
And in thy dear image arise from the tomb 
With glorified millions to praise thee fit 

Home, home, &c. 

S49. CM. 

1. How pleasan* thus to dwell below. 
In fellowship of love ! 
And, though we part, 'tis bliss to know 
The good shall meet above. 

262 HEAVEN. 


Oh, that will be joyful, joyfal, joyful! 
Oh, that will be joyful. 

To meet to part 10 more I 
To meet to part no more, 
On Canaan's happy shore, 

And sing the everlasting song 
With those who've gone before ! 

2. Yes, happy thought ! when we are free 
From earthly grief and pain. 
In heaven we shall each other see, 
And never part again. 

Oh, that will be joyful, &o. 

8. The children who have loved the Lord 
Shall hail their teachers there ; 
And teachers gain the rich reward 
Of all their toil and care. 

Oh, tha;. will be joyful, &c. 

4. Then let us each, in strength divine, 
Still walk in wisdom's ways, 
That we with those we love may join 
In never-ending praise. 

Oh, that will be joyful, &c. 

350, Peculiar. 

1. Here we suffer grief and pain, 
Here we meet to part again : 
In heayen we part no more. 

nh that will be joyful! 
Jojful, joyful, joyful ! 
Oh, that will be joyful 
When we meet to part no more. 

HEAVEN. 263 

1 All who love the Lord below, 
When they die, to heaven will go, 
And sing with saints above. 
Ohj that will be joyful, &c. 

S. Little children will be there, 

Who have sought the Lord by prayer, 
From every Sunday-school. 
Oh, that will be joyful, &c. 

4, Teachers, too, shall meet above. 
And our Pastors, whom we love, 

Shall meet to part no more. 
Oh, that will be joyful, &c. 

5. Oh, how happy we shall be ! 
For our Saviour we shall see 

Exalted on his throne. 

Oh, that will be joyful, &c. 

b. There we all shall sing with joy. 
And eternity employ 

In praising Christ the Lord. 
Oh, that will be joyful &c. 

351* Pecnliar. 

Heeb we meet to part again ; 
But when we meet on Canaan's plain 
There'll be no parting there, 
In that bright world above. 


Shout, shout the victory I 
We're on our journey home \ 


2. Here we meet to part again , 

But when a seat in heaven we gain. 
There'll be no parting there, 
In that bright world above. 
Shout, shout, &c 

S. Here we meet to part again ; 

But there we shall with Jesus reign. 
There'll be no parting there. 
In that bright world above. 
Shout, shout, &c. 

4. Here we meet to part again, 

But when we join the heavenly traiI^ 
There'll be no parting there, 
In that bright world above. 
Shout, shout, &c. 


352. 7s & 6g. 

I. From Greenland's icy mountains. 

From India's coral strand; 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 

Roll down their golden sand; 
From many an ancient river. 

From many a palmy plain,- - 
They call us to deliver 

Their land from error's chain. 

2 What though the spicy breezes 
Blow soft o'er Cey lot's isle, 


Though every prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile? 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strewn; 
The heathen, in his blindness, 

Bows down to wood and stone. 

8 Shall we, whose souls are lighted 

With wisdom from on high, 
Shall we to men benighted 

The lamp of life deny? 
Salvation! Oh, salvation! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till earth's remotest nation 

Has learn' d Messiah's name. 

4. Waft, waft, ye winds, his story; 

And you, ye waters, roll. 
Till, like a sea of glory. 

It spreads from pole to pole; 
Till o'er our ransom'd nature 

The Lamb for sinners slain. 
Redeemer, King, Creator, 

In bliss returns to reign. 

353. 8s & 7$. 

Hark! ten thousand harps and voicet 
Sound the note of praise above; 

Jesus reigns, and heaven rejoices: 
Jesus reigns, the God of love. 

See, he sits on yonder throne! 

Jesus rul js the world alone. 

Hallelujah, Amen* 


2. Jesus, hail ! whose g!ory brightens 
All above, and gives it worth ; 

Lord of love, thy smile enlightens, ' ^^ 
Cheers and charms thy saints on earth: 

When we think of love like thine, 

Lord, we own it love divine. 

3 King of glory, reign forever, ^^ f;K't'^ ^ 

Thine an everlasting crown ; 
Nothing from thy love shall sever -'■^* 

Those whom thou hast made thine own,- 
Happy objects of thy grace. 
Chosen to behold thy face. 

i. Saviour, hasten thine appearing. 
Bring, oh, bring the glorious day 

When, the awful summons hearing. 
Heaven and earth shall pass away! 

Then with golden harps we'll sing 'rl 

Glory, glory, to our King! 

354. 8s & 7s. 

1. Shout the tidings of salvation, 

To the aged and the young. 
Till the precious invitation 

Waken every heart and tongue. 

Send the sound 

The earth around. 

2. Shout the tidings of salvation 

O'er the prairies of th<5 West, 
Till each gathering congregation 
With the gospel sound is blest. 
Send the sound, &c. 


8. Shout the tidings of salvation, 
Mingling with the ocean's roar, 
Till the ships of every nation > 

Bear the news -from shore to shores 
Send the sound, &c. 

4 Shout the tidings of salvation 
O'er the islands of the sea, 
Till, in humble adoration. 

All to Christ shall bow the knee. 
Send the sound, &c. 

6. Shout the tidings of salvation, 

Till the world shall hear the call, 
And, with joyous acclamation, 
Crown the Saviour Lord of all. 
Send the sound, &c. 

355. 7s. 

1. AVake the song of jubilee, 
Let it echo o'er the sea; 

Now is come the promised hour, 
Jesus reigns with sovereign power. 
Wake the eong, &c. 

2. All ye nations, join and sing, 
Christ of lords and kings is King; 
Let it sound from shore to shore, 
Jesus reigns for evermore 

Wake the song, &c 

3 Now the desert lands rejoice. 
And the islands join their voice; 
5rea, the whole creation sings, 
Jesus is the King of kings. 
Wake the song, &c. 


1. We meet for evening prayer: 

Lord, give us life ditine! 
Let every tongue thy praise declare. 
And all our hearts be thine. 

2. Hark! the sweet anthems rise 

Where pagan altars stand; 
The swelling chorus mounts the skiea 
From every pagan land. 

8. While glad hosannas ring 

From desert, rock and sea, 
The heathen tribes their children bring. 
And give them, Lord, to thee. 

857. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

L O'er the gloomy hills of darkness, 

Cheer'd by no celestial ray, 

Sun of Righteousness, arising, 

Bring the bright, the glorious day; 

Send the gospel 
To the earth's remotest bound. 

2. Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness — 
Grant them. Lord, the glorious light, 
And from eastern coast to western 
May the morning chase the night, 

And redemption, 
Freely purchased, win the day. 

?. Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel! 
Win and conquer, never cease; 


May thy lasting, wide dominions 
Multiply and still increase; 

Sway thy sceptre, 
Saviour, all the world around. 

358. H.M. 

1. Blow ye the trumpet, blow 
The gladly solemn sound! 
Let all the nations know, 
To earth's remotest bound, 

The year of jubilee is come; 

Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

% Exalt the Lamb of God, 
The sin-atoning Lamb 
Redemption by his blood 

Through all the lands proclaim ; 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

E. The gospel trumpet hear, 

The news of pardoning grace , 
Ye happy souls, draw near, 
Behold your Saviour's face; 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

4 Jesus, our great High-Priest, 
Has full atonement made; 
Ye weary spirits, rest. 

Ye mournful souls, be glad; 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 


359. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. Yes 1 we trust the day is breaking, 

Joyful times are near at hand; 
God — the mighty God— is speaking 
By his word, in every land; 

When he chooses, 
Darkness flies at his command. 

2. Oh, 'tis pleasant, 'tis reviving 

To our hearts, to hear, each day. 
Joyful news from far arriving, 
How the gospel wins its way, 

Those enlightening 
Who in death and darkness lay. 

3 God of Jacob, high and glorious, 
Let thy people see thy hand; 
Let the gospel be victorious 

Through the world, in every land; 

Then shall idols 
Perish, Lord, at thy command. 

360. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

! . On the mountain's top appearing, 
Lo ! the sacred herald stands, 
Welcome news to Zion bearing, 
Zion long in hostile lands. 

Mourning captive, 
God himself shall loose thy bands. 

2 Has thy night been long and mournful! 
Have thy friends unfaithful proved? 


Have thy foes been proud and scornful, 
By thy sighs and tears unmoved t 

Cease thy mourning; 
Zion still is well beloved. 

God, thy God, will now restore thee; 

He himself appears thy friend; 
All thy foes shall flee before thee; 

Here their boasts and triumphs end; 
Great deliverance 

Zion's King will surely send. 

Peace and joy shall now attend thee; 

All thy warfare now is past; 
God thy Saviour will defend thee ; 

Victory is thine at last; 
All thy conflicts 

End in everlasting rest. 

361. 7S&6S. 

The morning light is breaking, 

The darkness disappears, 
The sons of earth are waking 

To penitential tears ; 
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean 

Brings tidings from afar 
Of nations in commotion. 

Prepared for Zion's war. 

Rich dews of grace come o'er us 
In many a gentle shower, 

And brighter scenes before us 
Are opening every hour; 


Each cry to heaven going 
Abundant answers brings, 

And heavenly gales are blowing 
With peace upon their wings. 

8, See heathen nations bending 

Before the God we love , 
And thousand hearts ascending * 

In gratitude and love; 
While sinners, now confessing. 

The gospel call obey, 
And seek the Saviour's blessing,"** 

A nation in a day. 

4. Blest river of salvation, 

Pui'sue thine onward way, 
Flow thou to every nation. 

Nor m thy richness stay; 
Stay not, till all the lowly 

Triumphant reach their home; 
Stay not, till all the holy 

Proclaim. "The Lord is come.** 

362. 7s. UouDic. 

1 Hasten, Lord, the glorious time 

When, beneath Messiah's sway, 
Every nation, every clime, 

Shall the gospel call obey! 
Mightiest kings his power shall own 

Heathen tribes his name adore; 
Satan and his host, o'erthrown, 

Bound in chains, shall hurt no more 

2 Then shall wars and tumults oease, 

Then be banish'd grief and pain ^* 
Righteousness and joy and peace 
Uidiaturb'd shall ever re»gn I 


Bless we, then, our gracious Lord, 
Ever praise his glorious name, 

All his mighty acts record. 

All his wondrous love proclaim. 

363. Peculiar. 

1 . To our dear Sabbath-school there ought many 

to come, [home: 

Who spend Sunday wandering or trifling at 
I'll try to bring one, or I'll try to bring two. 
Yes, all that I can I'm determined to do. 
God meant all the people who live in this place 
To hear of his goodness and join in his praise : 
So I'll try to bring one, or I'll try to bring two: 
Yes, all that I can I'm determined to do. 

2. Let me think: are there none of the dear ones 

at home, 
The large, or the little, who never have come ? 
Oh, I'll beg and I'll coax, try for one, try for two: 
Yes, all that I can I'm determined to do. 
My cousins and playmates, who live in thie 

street, [meet : 

Vl\ ask them to come, the next time that we 
Who knows but among them I'll get one or two 9 
For all that I can I'm determined to do. 
8 Out there in the lot that I pass every day, 
How many spend Sunday in frolic or play ! 
If I could but get one of those boys, now, or two, 
To come here next Sabbath, what good it might 

Perhaps up to heaven some day I may go : 
What glory and blessedness then I shall know I 
But I want in that glory that many may share 
That one, two, y >s, all I can take, may be there 


364. 7$&6s. 

1. When shall the voice of Binging 

Flow joyfully along? 
When hill and valley, ringing 

With one triumphant song, 
Proclaim the contest ended, 

And Him who once was slain 
Again to earth descended 

In righteousness to reigu? 

2. Then from the craggy mountains 

The sacred shout shall fly. 
And shady vales and fountains 

Shall echo the reply; 
High tower and lowly dwelling 

Shall send the chorus round, a j^j , 
All hallelujah swelling. 

In one eternal sound ! 

365. l.M. 

I Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 
Does his successive journeys run. 
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore^ 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 

L To him shall endless prayer be made, 
And endless praises crown his head; 
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise 
With every morning sacrifice ; 

%. People and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on his love with sweetest song; 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on his name 


Let every creature rise and bring 
Peculiar honours to our King ; 
Angels descend with songs again, 
And earth repeat the loud amen. 


S66. 88. 

I. Preserved by thine almighty power, 
Lord, our Maker, Saviour, King, 
And brought to see this happy hour, 
We come thy praises here to slug. 

Happy day, happy day ! 
Here in thy courts we'll gladly stay, 
And at thy footstool humbly pray 
That thou wouldst take our sins away. 
Happy day, happy day. 
When Christ shall wash our sins away , 

2 We praise thee for thy constant care. 
For life preserved, for mercies given : 
Oh, may we still those mercies share. 
And taste the joys of sins forgiven! 

8. We praise thee for the joyful news 

Of pardon through a Saviour's blood: 
Lord, incline our hearts to choose 
The way to happiness and God. 

I And when on earth our days are done, 

Grant, Lord, that we at length may join. 
Teachers and scholars, round thy throne 
The song of Moses and the Lamb 


367. lis. 

1. The Sunday-school army has gathered once 

Its numbers are greater than ever before; 
Its banners are spread, and shall never be 

Till the Prince of salvation has conquered the 

Sing! sing! for the army is on its bright 

To the homes of the blest and the mansions 
of day. 

2. We fight against evil and battle with wrong, 
Our sword is the Bible, both trusty and strong; 
Our watchword is Prayer, and Faith is our 

And never, no, never to our foes will we 

3 In the midst of our conflicts we'll think of 

the Lord, 
Who died on the cross, and from death was 

To save us from sin, and to give us a place 
With the angels who always behold his bright 


4, To Jesus, our Captain, Hosannas we raise. 
And join with our teachers in singing his 

praise ; 
His soldiers we are, and his soldiers will be 
Till we lay down our armour and death sets us 



368. 7s&6s. 

1 Come, join our celebration 

With hallow'd songs of jcy, 
And on this bright occasion 

Your sweetest notes employ ; 
Parents and friends invited, 

And teachers, now are here, 
In purpose all united 

Our youthful hearts to cheer. 

2 Thanks to the God of heaven, 

Kind guardian of our race. 
For all the favours given 

Beneath his smiling face, — 
For health and strength and reasoiv 

Anr^ friendship unalloy'd, 
And every pleasant season 

In Sunday-schools enjoj'd. 
Come, join, &c. 

3. Thanks for the kind protectioa 
God's arm has thrown around, 
And for that sweet afl'ection 

He causes to abound 
In those who're watching o'er ua 

With many an anxious sigh, 
And seeking to restore us 
To peace and heavenly joy. 
Come, join, &c. 

4 May God with many a blessing 
Reward their toil and care, 
And hear them while addressing 
His throne ir feivent prayer. 


And may his love, constraining. 
Our youthful spirits bow ; 

And grace forever reigning 
Our inmost souls endow. 
Come, join, &c. 

369. 7s&6s. 

1. To-day we come with singing 

And gladness in our breast, 
Our blooming offerings bringing, 

For God has greatly blest. 
We spread our flowing banners, 

And lift our voices high, 
Our hymns and glad Hosannas 

ilesounding through the sky, 

2. We come with exultation, 

A joyful, happy band, 
Proclaiming free salvation 

To children of our land. 
Loud ring the glowing anthem! 

Oh, shout, **A Saviour slain I'* 
And let the mountains echo 

The g'ories of his name. 

S. Our souls be fiU'd with gladness* 

Let rapture swell the breast ; 
Ten thousand hearts are beating 

For children in the West. 
Shout, shout, ye saints, in triumph! 

The Oonqueror comes to reign; 
Let earth 'jxalt her Saviour 

And bless Immanuel's name. 


370. C.P.M 

1. TfE come, we come, in joyous train. 
To sing the praise of Jesus' name, 

And high our voices raise ; 
He that redeem'd our fallen race, 
And saves us by his sovereign grace. 

Demands our highest praise. 

2. Jesus, thou exalted King, 

To thee our offering now we bring : 

May we our tongues employ 
To swell the song of dying love 
Which ransom'd souls now sing above, 
While heaven is fill'd with joy. 

8. Thou blessed Lamb that once wast slaia^ 
Who bore the cross, endured its pain, 

And died on Calvary's hill : 
We hail thee as the risen Lord, 
Who came according to thy word, 

To do thy Father's will. 

4. Then shout aloud, in joyful strains, 
'Tis Jesus Christ forever reigns. 

High on his throne above; 
And may the heavenly choirs on high 
Send back the echo in reply 

T( this our song of love. 

371. 7s. Double. 

I Happy, happy meet we here: 
Time has roU'd another year; 
Spring-tide brings the festal day, — 
Now we lift thd thankful lay ! 


Thanks for daily ii.ercies given, 
Crown'd with Sabbath light from heaven. 
Thanks to God, who gives us breath ; 
Thanks to God, who saves from death. 

2. Happy, happy meet we here: 
Blessed Jesus, be thou near ; 
Let our pleasures ever be 
Only those approved by thee. 
Praise the Saviour's precious name. 
He to save from heaven came, 

For our sins did bleed and die: 
Now he pleads for us on high. 

3. Happy, happy meet we here, — 
Parents, pustors, Teachers dear; 
All, with gladsome heart and voiee, 
Share with us our festive joys. 
Thanks to God for parents kind ; 
Thanks for friends with hearts inclined 
Thus to guide us in the road 
Leading safely up to God. 

372. 10s & 9s. 

I. Joyful, joyful, joyful be our numbers 1 
Bursting forth the soul-enlivening lay, 
Swell the strain to music's sweetest murmurs, 
Every heart now hail this happy day. 

Bursting forth the soul-enlivening lay, 
Hail, oh, hail this happy, happy day! 

i. From the hill and valley far away 

We ct me with merry greetings* in our lay, 


Often as our festal day rolls round, 
We hail it ever with harmonious sound. 

Golden hours are fleeting, like a spell ; 
We meet too soon to part and say farewell: 
Give the hand of friendship, ere we part, 
May heaven now embalm it in each heart. 

373. 8s, 7s & 1)8. 

1. Days and weeks and months, returning, 

Bear us gently down life's way : 
Still their lesson we are learning 
With each anniversary day. 

We hail this day, so full of joy. 
And greet it with our song, 

2. jUad our hearts, and glad our voices^ 

Joy controls the hasting hour ; 
None so sad but he rejoices 

*Neath to-day's controlling power. 

3. Glad for classmates, and for teachers, 

Guiding us with gentle rule, 
Glad for all the gifts that reach us 

Through our own loved Sabbath-sohooL 

4. Yet, though glad, we'll still reir 3mber 

What the moments always say ; 
Life must have its cold December, 
Ju*^t as surely as its May. 


5. Let us not forget the meaning 
Days like these forever wear: 
One more field has had its gleaning, 
One more sheaf our arms should tear. 

in ?»^ 

374. CM. Double, 

I. Come, children, raise your voices high, 

Your Saviour's love proclaim, 
And with the choirs of earth and sky 

Unite to praise his name: 
Sing how he left the realms of light, 

Where the bright angels dwell. 
And, passing through death's gloomy nighty 

Redeem'd the world from hell. 

2 Yes, we will gladly join our lays 

With heaven's seraphic throng, 
And oifer in our earthly days 

To Christ our grateful song: 
And oh that all would join to sing 

That Saviour's love, who came. 
Mankind from chains of sin to bring 

Tc liberty again! 

8 Then loud hosannas to our King, 

Jesus, eternal God! 
Let earth with joyful anthems ring, 

To spread his fame abroad: 
Let ever} tribe and nation own 

His just and righteous sway, 
And all unite to hasten on 

The great mille/mial day. 

A N N I T £ R S A R r. 283 

375. 8s & 7s. 

1. Peectous Saviour! of Salvation, 

We, this festal day, would sing, 
And would make our celebration 

With our Saviour's praises ring. 
*Tis thy mercy that hath led us 

To the Sabbath-schools we love, 
And our teachers there have fed ua 

With the manna from above. 

2.. Precious Saviour ! 'tis thy blessing 

Cheers us in the morn of life ; 
Helps us onward to be pressing 

Mid earth's sorrows and its strife; 
Guards from 'ascinating pleasures 

That would lead our feet astray; 
Sets before us heavenly treasures, 

While we walk the narrow way. 

3. Precious Saviour! we adore thee, 

For thy many mercies shown: 
Let our praises come before thee. 

Find acceptance at thy throne: 
Thus our songs, to he;iven ascending, 

Join with those of sainted above, 
And, with angel-voices blending, 

Celebrate redeeming love. 

376. Ss, 6s & 7s. 

1. Wb lift our voices, 

In a strain of gladness ; 
And the soigs upon our tongues 
Banish all our sadness. 


2. Children and parents, 

Cordially invited, 
Praise the Lord, with one accor^. 
Voices all united. 

3. Small streams that murmur, 

Round each humble dwelling, 

While they flow so still and slow, 

Keep the tide-waves swelling. 

4. Thus -we together, 

I With our small oblations, 

All unite, to send the light 
To the darken'd nations. 

5. If we with patience 

Run the race before us. 
Soon our King will bid us sing 
In the heavenly chorus. 

6 Let us with meekness 

Seek his face and favour. 

And at last, when life is past, 

Meet the blessed Saviour. 

377. 7s & 6s. 

1. We bring no gbttering treasures, 

No gems fron. earth's deep mine; 
We come, with simple measures, 

To chant thy love divine. 
Children, thy favours sharing. 

Their voice of thanks would raise; 
Father, accept our offering. 

Our song of grateful praise. 

ANN [VERSARy. 285 

2. The dearest gift of Heaven, 

Love's written word of Truth, 
To us is early given, 

To guide our steps in youth : 
We hear the wondrous story, 

The tale of Calvary ; 
We read of homes in glory, 

From sin and sorrow free. 

8. Redeemer, grant thy blessing: 

Oh, teach us how to pray, 
That each, thy fear possessing, 

May tread life's onward way : 
Then where the pure are dwelling 

We hope to meet again. 
And, sweeter numbers swelling, 

Forever praise thy name. 

378. Peculiar. 

1. Come, little soldiers, join in our band, 
March for the kingdom, our promised land, 
Fearless of danger, onward we roam, 

Jesi 3 our leader is, soon we'll be home. 
We're a little pilgrim band : 
Guided by a Saviour's hand. 
Soon we'll reach our fatherland, 
No more to roam. 

2. Hark to the voices, bidding us comet 
Angels, rejoicing, beckon us home; 

No more shall sadness or sorrow oppress, 
Come, little pilgrim band, there we shall 


We're a little pilgrim band, &o. 


8. Soon we shall never know sorrow more, 
But, blest forever, God's love shall share; 
Soon we shall see liim in his blest heme, 
Ever still praising him, ages lo come. 
We're a little pilgrim band, &c. 

S79. 7s & 6s. 

To thee, blessed Saviour, . 

Our grateful songs we raise; r^'^^ 
Oh, tune our hearts and voices 

Thy holy name to praise : 
'Tis by thy sovereign mercy 

We're here allow'd to meet. 
To join with friends and teachers. 

Thy blessing to entreat. 

Lord, guide and bless our teachers. 

Who labour for our good ; 
And may the Holy Scriptures 

By us be understood: 
Oh, may our hearts be given 

To thee, our glorious King, 
That we may meet in heaven. 

Thy praises there to sing. 

And may the precious gospel 

Be publish' d all abroad. 
Till the benighted heathen 

Shall know and serve the Lord ; 
Till o'er the wide creation 

The rays of truth shall shine, 
And nations now in darkness 

Arise to light divine 


> 380. H & 6s. 

1 Thanks to our heavenly FAtber, 

Though angels tune his praise, 
He will permit his children 

Their humble song to raise. 
Thanks to our heavenly Father, 

Whose love protects us here 
And spares us yet to welcome 

Another happy year. 

2. For all the years departed, 

For all the years to come, 
For all the thousand blessings 

That crown our happy home, 
For all our loving kindred, 

For all the friends we claim, 
We thank our heavenly Father 

And bless his holy name. 

881. C. M. Double. 

HosANNAS were by children sung 

When Jesus was on earth ; 
Then surely we are not too young 

To sound his praises forth. 
The Lord is great, the Lord is gocd , 

He feeds us from his store 
With earthly and with heavenly food: 

We'll praise him evermore. 

And when to him young children came, 

He took them in his arms ; 
F^ bless' d them in his Father's name, 

And spoke with heavenly charms. 


We thank him for his gracious word, 
We thank him for his love ; 

We'll sing the praises of our Lord, 
Who reigns in heaven above. 

S. Before he left this world of woe, 

On Calvary he died ; 
His blood for us did freely flow 

Forth from his wounded side. 
Oh, then we'll magnify his name. 

Who groan'd and died for us ; 
We'll worship the atoning Lamb 

And kneel before his cross. 

4 He rose again and walk'd abroad, 

And many saw his fact ; 
They call'd him the incarnate God, 

Redeemer of our race. 
He rose and he ascended high ; 

He sits at God's right hand; 
His glories fill the earth and sky, 

We'll bow at his command. 

382. 7s&6s. Peculiar. 

1. Little children, can you tell, 
Do you know the story well. 
Every girl and every boy. 
Why the angels sing for joy 

On the Christmas morning ? 

2, Shepherds sat upon the ground, 
Fleecy flocks were scatter d round, 
♦Vhen the brightness fiU'd the sky, 
And a song was heard on high, 

On the Christmas morning. 


8 " Joy and peace," tne angels sang, 
Far the pleasant echoes rang, 
** Peace on earth, to men good will !*' 
Hark ! the angels sing it still 
On the Christmas moroing 

4 For a little babe that day, 
Christ, the Lord of angels, lay, 
Born on earth our Lord to be : 
This the wondering angels see 
On the Christmas morning. 

6. Let us sing the angels* song, 
And the pleasant sounds prolong: 
This fair babe of Bethlehem 
Children loves, and blesses them 
On the Christmas mgrning. 

6 "Peace" our little hearts shall fill, 
"Peace on earth, to men good wiUP 
Hear us sing the angels' song, 
And the pleasant notes prolong, 
On the Christmas morning. 

383. 8s & 7s. 

There is no name so sweet on earth, 

No name so sweet in heaven, — 
The name before his wondrous birth 
To Christ the Saviour given. 

We love to sing around our King 

And hail him blessed Jesus ; 
For there's no word ear ever heard 
So dear, so sweet, as Jesus. 


2 His Imman name they did proclaim 

When Abr'am's son they seal'd him, — 
The name that still, by God's good will, 
Deliverer reveal'd him. 

We love to sing around our King 

And hail him blessed Jesus ; 
For there's no word ear ever hear:! 
So dear, so sweet, as Jesus. 

3. And when he hung upon the tree, 
They wrote this name above him. 
That all might see the reason we 
Forevermore must love him. 

We love to sing around our King 

And hail him blessed Jesus ; 
For there's no word ear ever heard 
So dear, so sweet, as Jesus. 

1 So now, upon his Father's throne. 
Almighty to release us . 
From sin and pains, he gladly reigns, 
The Prince and Saviour Jesus. 

We love to sing around our King 

And hail him blessed Jesus ; 
For there's no word ear ever heard 
So dear, so sweet, as Jesus. 

^ To Jesus every knee shall bow 
And every tongue confess him, 
And we unite with saints in light. 
Our only Lord to bless him. 

We love to sing around our King 

And hail him blessed Jesus ; 
For there's no word ear ever beard 
So dear, so sweet, as Jesus. 


Jesus, by that matchless name, 

Thy grace shall fail us never ; 
To-day as yesterday the same, 
Thou art the same forever. 

Then let us sing, around our King 
The faithful, precious Jesus, &c 


384. CM. 

I The sun that lights the world shall fade, 
The stars shall pass away ; 
But I, a child immoital made, 
Shall witness their decay. 

5. Yes : I shall live when they are dead, 
Though now 80 bright they shine ; 
When earth and all it holds have fled^ 
Eternity is mine. 

L For I can never, never die 

While God himself remains ; 
But I must live in heaven on high, 
Or dwell where darkness reigns. 

f, If heaven and hell ne'er pass away, 
To Christ, oh, let me flee ! 
If pain be hard for one short day, 
Wha t m ust forever be ? «h 


385. 7s. Dcuble. 

1. While, with ceaseless course the sua 

Hasted through the foruier year, 
Many souls their race have ruu, 

Never more to meet us here. 
Fix'd in tneir eternal state, 

They have done with all below ; 
We a little longer wait, 

But how little, none can know. 

2 As the winged arrow flies 

Speedily the mark to find, 
As the lightning from the skies 

Darts, and leaves no trace behind. 
Swiftly thus our fleeting days 

Bear us down life's rapid stream: 
Upward, Lord, our spirits raise : 

All below is but a dream. 

3 Thanks for mercies past receive ; 

Pardon of our sins renew ; 
Teach us henceforth how to live 

With eternity in view. 
Bless thy word to young and old; 

Fill us with a Saviour's love; 
And, when life's short tale is told. 

May we dwell with thee above! 

S86. 7s & tis. 

i. Say, brothers will you meet us 
On Canaan's happy shore? 
By the grace of God, we'll meet yoB 
Where parting w no more. 


Jesus lives and reigns forever 

On Canaan's happy shore. 
Glory, glory, hallelujah, 

For ever, evermore ! 

387. 6s & §s. 

When shall we meet again ^ 

Meet ne'er to sever? 
When will peace wreathe her chain 

Round us forever ? 
Our hearts will ne'er repose 
Safe from each blast that blows 
In this dark vale of woes, 

Never, — no, never. 

When shall love freely flow, 

Pure as life's river? 
When shall sweet friendship glon 

Changeless forever? 
Where joys celfstial thrill, 
<Vhere bliss each lieart shall fill, 
And fears of parting chill 

Never, — no, never. 

iFp to that w^rld of light 

Take us, dear Saviour ! 
May we all there unite, 

Ilappv forever! 
Where kindred spirits dwell. 
There may our mv.sic swell. 
And time our joys dif pel 

Never, ~ no, never. 

Boon shall we meet again, 
Meet ne'er to sever. 


Soon will peace wreathe her chain 

Round us forever ; 
Our hearts will then repose, 
Secure from worldly woes ; 
Our songs of praise shall close 

Never, — no, never. 

388. I.M. 

i. GiiORY to thee, my God, this night, 
For all the blessings of the light; 
Keep me, oh, keep me. King of kinga. 
Beneath thine own almighty wings. 

2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son, 
The ill which I this day have done. 
That with the world, myself and thee 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 

3. Teach me to live, that I may dread 
The grave as little as my bed ; 
Teach me to die, that so I may 
Rise glorious at thy judgment-day. 

4. Oh, let my soul on thee repose, 

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close ! 
Sleep which shall me more vigorous make 
To serve my Gcd when I awake. 

5. Lord, let my soul forever share 
The bliss of thy paternal care : 

*Tis heaven on earth, 'tis heaven abovei 
To see thy face and sing thy love. 


389. 7s & 6s. 

i I OLQHT to love my mother: 

She loved me long ago ; 
There is on earth no other 

That ever loved me so. 
When a weak babe, much trial 

I caused her, and much care ; 
For me no self-denial 

Nor labour did she spare. 

2. Wk^n in my cradle lying, 

Or on her loving breast, 
She gently hush'd my crying, 

And rock'd her babe to rest; 
When any thing has ail'd me, 

To her I told my gvief ; 
Her fond love never fail'd me 

In finding some relief. 

S What sight is that which, near m% 

Makes home a happy place, 
And has such power to cheer me ?— 

It is my mother's face. 
AVhat sound is that which ever 

Makes my young heart rejoice 
With tones that tire me never ? — 

It is my mother's voice. 

4 When she is ill, to tend her 

My daily care shall be : 
Such help as I can render 

Will all be joy to me. 
Though I can ne'er repay her 

For all her tender care, 
I will honour and obey her 

W^hile God our lives shall spare. 


390. C. I. 

1. To do to ethers as I would 

That they should do to me, 
Will make me honest, kind aad good, 

As children ought to be. 
The Sunday-school, the Sunday-school 1 

It is the place I love ; 
For there I learn the golden rule 

Which leads to joys above. 

2. I know I should not steal nor use 

The smallest thing I see 
Which I should never like to lose 
If it belong'd to me. 

The Sunday-school, &c. 

8 And this plain rule forbids me quite 
To strike an angry blow, 
Because I should not think it right 
If others served me so. 

The Sunday-school, &c. 

4. But any kindness they may need 
I'll do, whatever it hQ : 
As I am very glad indeed 
When they are kind to me. 

The Sunday-school, &o. 

391. 6s k 4s. 

1. Mt country, 'tis of thee, 
Sweet land of liberty, 

Of theft I sing ; 
Land where my fathers died, 
Land of the pilgrims pride, 
From every mountain -g^le 

Let freedom ring. 


2. My native country, thee, 
Lai-d of the noble free. 

Thy name I love ; 
1 Icve thy rocks and rills, 
Thy woods and templed hills, 
My heart with rapture thrills, 

Like that above. 

8. Let music swell the breeze, 
And ring from all the trees 

Sweet freedom's song; 
Let mortal tongues awake, 
Let all that breathe partake, 
Let rocks their silence break, 

The sound prolong. 

4. Our fathers' God, to thee. 
Author of liberty. 

To thee we sing, 
Long may our land oe bright 
With freedom's holy light : 
Protect us by thy might, 

Great God, our King. 

Kind words can never die : 
Heaven gave tnem birth ; 
Wing'd with a bmile, they fly 

All o'er the earth. 
Kind words the angels brought, 
Kind words our Saviour taught, ~«» 
Sweet melodies of thought ! 
Who knows their worth? 
Ban I wcrds can never die, &o 


2. Kind deeds can never die : 

Though weak and small, 
From his bright throne on high 

God sees them all ; 
He doth reward with love 
All those who faithful prove ; 
Round them, where'er they mov©, 

Rich blessings fall. 
Kind deeds can never die, &c. 

S. God's word can never die ; 

Though fallen man 
Oft dares its truth deny, — 

Dares it in vain. 
God's word alone is pure ; 
His promises are sure ; 
Trust him, and rest secure 

Heaven you shall gain. 
God's word can never die, &c. 

4. Our souls can never die ; 

G^d's word we trust; 
He to our bodies said, 

" Dust unto dust.'' 
Saviour, our souls prepare 
Thy happy home to share ; 
Us to thy mansions bear. 

When life is past. 
Our souls can never die, &o 

393. 12s. 

i. When through the torn sail the wild lompea* 
is streaming, 
When o'er the dark wave the red lightning ik 


Nor hope lends a ray the poor sailors to 

They fly to their Master, — " Save, Lord, or 

we perish." 

*4^ Jesus, once rock'd on the breast of the 
Aroused by the shriek of despair from thy 

Now seated in glory, the poor sinner cherish, 
Who cries, in his anguish, ** Save, Lord, or 
I perish." 

8. And, oh, when the whirlwind of passion is 

When sin in our hearts its wild warfare ia 

Then send down thy grace, thy redeemed f.o 

Rebuke the destroyer, — <* Save, Lord, or we 


394. Peculiar. 

1. We all love one another, 
We all love one another. 
We all love one another, 

And keep the golden rule. 
Sing on, love on, a little band of loving ones,- 
Sing on, love on, a little happy band. 

2. We always love our parents, 
We always love our parents, 
We always love our parents, 

As children ought to do. 
Sing on, &3. 


8 We love our little sisters, 
We love our little sisters. 
We love our little sisters, 
We love our brothers too. 
Sing on, &c. 

4. We love the Holy Bible, 
We love the Holy Bible, 
We love the Holy Bible, 
Which tells us what tc do. 
Sing on, &c. 

6. We try to love the Saviour, 
We try to love the Saviour, 
We try to love the Saviour, 
Who shed for us his blood. 
Sing on, &c. 

6. We hope to get to heaven, 
We hope to get to heaven, 
We hope to get to heaven. 
And sing the songs abo'"e. 
Sing on, &c. 

395. 1%. Double. 

Mart to the Saviour's tomb 

Hasted at the early dawn; 
Spice she brought, and sweet perfume, 

But the Lord she loved had gone; 
For a while she lingering stood, 

Fill'd with sorrow and surprise, 
TremoHng, while a crystal flood 

Issued from her w^eeping eyes 


2, But her sorrows quickly fled 

When she heard hia -welcome Toice: 
Christ had risen from the dead ; 

Now he bids her heart rejoice: 
What a change his word can make. 

Turning darkness into day ! 
Ye who weep for Jesus' sake, 

He will wipe your tears away, 

896. 8s & 7s. Peculiar. 

1. Life's rosy morn her golden light 

Is softly flinging o'er us, 
And many a lovely fruit and flower 

Doth deck the path before us ; 
But, oh, the fairest flowerets fade 

When death comes sadly stealing I 
Then let us seek that radiant land 

Where sweetest notes are pealing. 

2. Each day upon its heavenward flight 

Should bear some record, golden, 
Of gentle words and loving deeds 

And helping hands outholden, — 
Some brother cheer'd upon the way 

Some sister's spirit brighten'd, 
Some wandering lamb led back again, 

Some weary bosom lighten'd. 

8. And, oh, the poor, benighted lands, 
Our bosoms swell wi^h pity ! 

We fain would point them to the way 
To the celestial city, — 

That city paved with purest gold, 
With pearly lustre gleaming, 


And light from many a sparkling crowtt 
In wondrous beauty streaming. 

4. Then let us link each heart and hand 

In bonds of love together, 
To toil in life's sweet summer-tide, 

E'en on to wintry weather, 
That soon each heart, in every cMme, 

From all things else may sever, 
And learn to bow at Jesus' shrine 

Forever and forever. 

397. L.M. 

!, THOU before whose gracious throne ^ 
We bow our suppliant spirits down, v,iH 
Regard our simple, earnest prayer, '^ 
And make our teacher now thy care. 

2. Preserve thy servant from the grave ; 
Stretch out thine arm, Lord, to save; 
Back to our hopes and wishes give 
Our teacher, Lord, and bid him live. 

S. Yet if our supplications fail. 

And prayers and tears cannot prevail, 
Be thou his strength, be thou his stay, 
Support him through the narrow way. 

4 Around him may thy angels stand, 
To bear him to a better land, 
To teach his happy houI to rise, 
And waft him to the upper skies. 


398. LM. 

Eee on my bei my limbs I lay, 

Oh, hear, great God, the words I say ! 

Preserve, I pray, my parents dear, 

In health and strength for many a year! 

And still, Lord, to me impart 

A gentle and a grateful heart, 

That after my last sleep I may 

In heaven spend eternal day. 

Now I lay me down to sleep : 
I pray the Lord my soul to keep ; 
If I should die before I wake, 
I pray the Lord my soul to take. 


L "Thy will be done!" In devious way 

The hurrying stream of life may run^ 

Yet still our grateful hearts shall say, 

# *<Thy will be done." 

2 ** Thy will be done!" If o'er us shine 
A gladdening and a prosperous sun, 
This prayei will make it more divine : — 
**Thy will be done." 

3. «« Thy will be done!" Though shrouded 6 e» 
Our path with gloom, one comfort — one 
Is ours : — to breathe, while we adore, 
'* Thy will be done." 



And Jesus sai i, Suffer little children, and forbid 

them not, to come unto me ; 
For of such is the kingdom of heaven Amen. 


1. I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, 

From whence cometh my help. 

2. My help cometh from the Lord, 

Which made heaven and earth. 

8. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : 
He that keepeth thee will not slumber. 

4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel 

Shall neither slumber nor sleep. 

5. The Lord is thy keeper: 

The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand, 

6. The sun shall not smite thee by day, 

Nor the moon by night. 

7. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : 

He shall preserve thy soul. ^ 

8. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and 

thy coming in 
From this time forth, and even for ever* 


I. Comb unto me, all ye that labour and arf 
hea'^ laden, and I will give you rest 


2. Tako my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for 

I am meek and lowly in heart ; and ye 
shall find rest unto your souls. 

3, For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. 


1 . From the recesses of a lowly spirit 

My humble prayer ascends : 0, Father, hear 

Borne on the trembling wings of fear and 


Forgive its weakness. 

2. I know, I feel, how mean and how unworthy 
The lowly sacrifice I pour before thee ; 
What can I offer thee, thou most holy. 

But sin and folly? 

3. Lord, in thy sight, who every bosom viewest, 
Cold in our warmest vows and vain our truest 
Thoughts of a hurrying hour, — our Hps repeat 


Our hearts forget them. 

4. We see thy hand : it leads us, it supports us ; 
We hear thy voice : it counsels and it courts 

us ; 
And then we turn away ! and still thy kind- 

Forgives our blindness. 

5. Who can resist thy gentle call, appealing 

To every generous thought and grateful feel- 
Oh, who can hear the accents of thy mercy. 
And never love thee? 


6. Kind benefactor ! plant within this bosom 
The seeds of holiness, and let them blossom 
In fragrance and in beauty bright and venial 
And spring eternal. 

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1, Long ago the Lord of glory 

Lived on earth, a little child ; 
He was gentle, he was holy. 
He was always kind and mild. 

2, He was cradled in a manger, 

Poor and humble was: his bed ; 

Jesus, when on earth, a stranger, 

Had not where to lay his head. 

8. '^Vhen he came, the angels, singing, 
Told the shepherds of his birth : 
** Christ," they said, ''is come: he's bringing 
Joy and peace to men on earth." 

i Let us love him, let us fear him, 
Let us learn of him below ; 
Then in heaven we shall see him 
More of him we then shall know. 



I The Temperance Band is comi:ag, 
To rescue, cheer and save 


Their fallen fellow-travellers, 

Who once were strong and brave, 

Before the cup of ruin 

Had blighted fragrant flowers 

That fill'd their homes with gladness 
And nerved their manly powers. 

The Temperance Band is coming, 

To soothe the troubled soul 
By words of love and kindness, 

Where waves of gloom now roll 
They come with banners waving, 

Array'd in love's attire, 
To banish from their country 

The cup of liquid fire. 

The Temperance Band is coming ; 

A wail of woe we hear. 
From millions who are sighing. 

And falls the bitter tear. 
Sad wives will hail the coming. 

Their children shout and sing, 
The star of hope is rising ; 

We'll praise our Lord and King. 


I In the ways of true temperance see childrec 
So joyful and happy wherever we go; 
[f firm to the purpose in which we're 
We shall never be dr ankards, — oh, never, 
oh, h'x] 

Oh txever, oh, no! 


2 The pledge we have taken mu^^ never b« 
Although the poor drunkard nay angrj 
grow ; 
We must always remember the words we 
have spoken, 
And never be drunkards, — oh, never, oh, 

Oh, never, oh, no! 

8. The first little drop of strong drink that ia 
Is the first step to ruin, e*en children may 
know ; 
If the first little drop be in earnest forsaken, 
We shall never be drunkards, — oh, never, 
oh, no ! 

Oh, never, oh, no ! 

4. Then, free from the ruin strong drink would 
We'll stand by our temperance wherever 
we go ; 
And if bad men should tempt, we'll resist 
their persuasion, 
And rn»ver be drunkards, — oh, never, oh, 
no 1 

Oh, never, oh, no ! 


I. Gushing so bright in the morning light. 
Gleams the water in yon fountain ; 
As purely, too, as the early dew 
That gems the distant mountain 


TheE diink your fill of the grateful rill, 

And leave the cup of sorrow ; 
Though it shine to-night in its gleaming 
'Twill sting thee on the morrow. 

2. Quietly glide in their silvery tide 
The brooks from rock to valley ; 
And the flashing streams in the broad sun- 
Like a banner'd army rally. 
Then drink, &c. 

S. Touch not the wine, though brightly it 
When nature to man has pciven 
A gift so sweet, his wants to meet, — 
A beverage that flows from heaven. 
Then drink, &c. 

4. Not only here of the water clear 
Is God the lavish giver. 
But when we rise to yonder skies 
We'll drink of life's bright river. 
Then drink, &c. 


1. With banner and with badge we come, 
An army true and strong. 
To fight against the hosts of rum, 
And this shall be our song. 

We love the clear cold-water springs. 
Supplied by gentle sho vers, 


We fe^el the strength cold water brings ! 
The victory is ours. 

2. " Cold- Water Array" is our name : 
Oh, may we faithful be, 
And so in truth and justice claim 
The blessings of the free. 

We love, &c. ;- fi' ' > 

I, Though others love their rum and wine 
And drink till they are mad, 
To water we will still incline. 
To make us strong and glad. 
We love, &c. 

4. 1 pledge to thee this hand of mine, 
In faith and friendship strong ; 
And, fellow-soldiers, we will join 
The chorus of our song. 
We love, &c. 


1. I'm a young abstainer, 

From drinking-custoras free ; 
If others choose the drunkard's drink 
Water give to me. 
Pure, cold water, water give to me ! 
I'm a young aosraincr, from drinking-cusfc'ima 

2. The drunkard is a foolish man : 

He staggers through the streets, 
And he is pointed at with scorn 
By every one he meets. 
Puic, c^ld water, &o 


8. The drunkard is a careless man 
He throws his cash away ; 
He doep not save his money up 
Against an evil day. 

Pure, cold water, &c. 

4. The drunkard is a cruel man ; 

And thus we often see 
His wretched wife and family 
In rags and misery. 

Pure, cold water, &c. 

5. The drunkard is a wicked man: 

He quite neglects his mind ; 
And God will punish him for that, 
As he will surely find. 
Pure, cold water, &c. 

6. Foolish men and wicked men 

May drink wine, gin and beer, 
But I prefer a wiser plan : 
My drink is water clear. 
Pure, cold water, &c. 

7. I'm a young teetotaller. 

From drinking-customs free; 
Can't rou give up the drunkard's drinfe 
And come and work with me ? 
Pure, cold water, &c. 


1 Our youthful hearts with temperance burii? 
Away away the bowl ! 
From dram-shops all our steps we turn ; 
Away, away the bowl' 


Farewell to rum and all its harms ; 
Far( well the wine-cup's boasted chanag; 
Away the bowl, away the bowl, away, 
away the bowl! 

2. See how that poor inebriate reels ! 
Away, away the bowl ! 
Alas, the misery he reveals I 
• Away, away the bowl ! 

His children grieve, his wife's in tears, 
How sad his cnce bright home appears* 
Away the bowl, &c. 

Boys. 3. We drink no more, nor buy nor sell. 

Away, away the bowl ! 
OiRLS. The tippler's ofiVrs we repel. 

Away, away the bowl I 
All. United in a temperance band, 

We're join'd in heart, we're join'd in 
Away the bowl, &c. 


1 Some love to drink from the foamy brink, 

Where the wine-drop's dance they see ; 
But the water bright, in its silver light. 

And a crystal cup, for me. 
Oh, water, bright water, pure, precious, 

free ! 
Yes, 'tis water bright, in its silver light, and 
a crystal cup, foi me. 

2 Oh, a goodly thing is the cooling spring, 

'Mong th<i rocks where the mess dotb 


There's health in the tide, and there's musio 
In the Ijrooklet's bounding floTf. 
Oh, water, &c. 

8, As pure as heaven is the water given ; 
'Tis forever fresh and new; 
Distill'd from the sky, it comes from :>n 
In the shower and the gentle dew. 
Oh, water, &c. 


1. Sparkling and bright in its liquid light 

Is the water in our glasses : 
'Twill giveyou health, 'twill give you wealth, 
Ye lads and rosy lasses ! 

Oh, then, resign your ruby wine, 

Each smiling son and daughter: 
There's nothing so good for the youthful 
Or sweet as the sparkling water. 

2. Better than gold is the water cold 

From the crystal fountain flowing, 
A calm delight, both day and night. 
To hapjry homes bestowing. 

Oh, then, resign, &c. 

3. Sorrow has fled from the heart that bled^ 

Of the weeping wife and mother : 
They've given up the poison -cup, 
Son, husband, daughter, brother. 

Oh, then, resign, &c. 



1, Wha t makes the poor man poorer still ? 
What often mak js the rich man ill ? 
What will both soul and body kill ? 

Intoxicating drink. 

2. What is the source of want and woe? 
AVhat makes poor children ragged go ? 
Alas, the cause full well we know: — 

Intoxicating drink. 

8. The money that should keep them goes. 
Not to buy food and books and clothes, 
But to procure their worst of foes, — 
Intoxicating drink. 

4. Then surely 'tis the wisest way 
To cease from drink without delay, 
And taste not, from this very day. 
Intoxicating drink. 


1. It comes, the joyful day. 
When alcohol's proud sway — 

A curse to man — 
Shall to the ground be hurl'd; 
The temperance flag unfurl'd 
Shall wave throughout the world, 

In every land. 

2. Then let the drunkards hear, 
And every one draw near 

And sign the pledge. 


Alone you shall not stand, 
For over all the land 
Is found a noble band, 
By vow engaged. 

i. And, moderate drinkers, too 
The voice addresses you, 

Come, go along. 
You surely are to blame 
While in the drinking train, 
For alcohol has slain 

His thousands strong. 

4. This work may soon be done. 
If all unite as one 

To push it on. 
Then shall the truth and riffht 
0*er all prevail in fight, 
And all the world unite 

In one glad scng. 


1. Slave of the cup, beware! 
Lest you forever share 

Disgrace and woe ; 
Strong are your fetters bound, 
And all is dark around ; 
No lasting joys are found 

Where'er you go. 

2. Slave of the cup, arise, 
And raise yo ir weeping eyea 

To God above. 
He'll give you strength to breali 
Your iron yoke, and wake. 
True courage to partake, 

Of heavenly love. 


3 Slave of the cup, rejoice! 
Hark ! hear the cheering voice 

From slaves set free. 
Behold their smiles and tears : 
They've toil'd in chains for years, 
But Hope's bright star appears 

O'er life's rough sea. 

4. Awake, awake, slave! 
Dash down the cup, and save 

Thyself from harm. 
Freemen around thee sing, 
Their grateful oft'erings bring 
To Zion's Lord and King 

For his strong arm. 


1. Softly the drunkard's wife breatheth her 

prayer ; 
"Sadly her bosom heaves, wild with despair; 
Saying, For thee I pine mourning alone: 
Wanderer, wanderer, come to thy home. 

2. He with the revellers merrily sung. 
Wildly he raised his voice, madly in song; 
She in a murmuring voice blended her tone, 
Wanderer, wanderer, come to thy home. 

8, Hark ! 'tis her husband's voice rings in hei 

See how her apturn'd eye melts with the 

tear : 
Wife of my bosom! see, I am come! 
Come, like a wanderer, back to w / homo. 


4u Brightly the drunkardNs home shines in th« 
Sweetly the drunkard's wife smileth to-day ; 
Drunkard no longer, her husband is come : 
Happiness, happiness, brightens their home ! 


I Oh, come, come away, from all that can en- 
slave you ; 
'Gainst vice and crime let us combine. 

Oh, come, come away. 
Oh, come, let truth our minds employ, 
And thus we'll ignorance destroy, 
And hope shall increase our joy. 
Oh, come, come away. 

2. In virtue and truth come let us be progresa- 
In works of love let us improve. 

Oh, come, come away. 
For while in youth and health we shouH 
"With all the virtuous, great and good 
Join hands in brotherhood. 
Oh, come, come away. 

B. With sweet songs of love we'll calm each 
angry feeling. 
And ne'er let wrath disturb our path. 

Oh, come, come away. 
Oh, come, let wisdom still increase. 
And war of every kind will cease, 
And man shall live in peace. 
Oh, come, come away 


4. No strong drink we'll use, then; it Ofta 
. ne'er deceive us ; 

Don't taste a drop ; oh, touch it not, 

But come, come away. 
Come, drink the pure and crystal stream, 
And put your trust alone in Him 
Who from sin can redeem. 
Oh, come, come away. 


1 Touch not the cup : it is death to thy soul ; 

Touch not the cup, touch not the cup. 
Many I know who have quaflf'd from the 
Touch not the cup, 1 ouch it not. 
Little they thought that the demon was 

there ; 
Blindly they drank, and were caught in the 

snare ; 
Then, of that death-dealing bowl, oh, 
beware ! 
Touch not the cup, touch it not. 

2 Touch not the cup when the wine glistens 

bright ; 
Touch not the cup, touch not the cup. 
Though, like the ruby, it shines in the 
Touch not the cup, touch it not. 
The fangs of the serpent are hid in the 

bowl ; 
Deeply the poison will enter thy soul, 
Soon will it plunge thee beyond thy con* 
Touch not the cup, touch it not. 


8. Touch not the cup, young man in thy 
pride ! 
Touch not the cup, touch not the cup. 
Hark to the warning of thousands who*^© 
died ; ? 

Touch not the cup, touch it not. r 
Go to their lonely and desolate tomb, 
Think of their death, of their sorrow and 

Think that perhaps thou mayst share in 
their doom. 
Touch not the cup, touch it not. 

4. Touch not the cup; oh, drink not a drop; 
Touch not the cup, touch not the cup. 
All that thou lovest entreat thee to stop ; 

Touch not the cup, touch it not. 
Stop for the home that to thee is so dear; 
Stop for thy friends that to thee are so 

Stop for thy country ; the God that yau 
T'ruch not the cup, touch it not. 


1. The drink that*s in the drunkard's bowl 

Is not the drink for me; 
It kills his body and his soul : 

How sad a sight is he ! 
But there's a drink that God has given, 
Distilling in the showers of heaven 

In measures large and free. 
Ob, that's the drink, that's the drink for 



2. The stream that many prize so high 

Is not the stream for me ; 
For he who drinks it still is dry, 

And 80 will ever be. 
But there's a stream so cool and clear 
The thirsty traveller lingers near: 

Befresh'd and glad is he. 
Oh, that's the drink, that's the drink for 

me I 

8. The wine-cup, that so many prize, 

Is not the cup for me ; 
The aching head, the bloated face. 

In its sad train I see ; 
But there's a cup of water pure, 
And he who drinks it may be sure 

Of health and length of days. 
Oh, that's the cup, that's the cup for me^ 


Children all, both great and small, 
Answer to the temperance call : 
Mary, Margaret, Jane and Sue, 
ChRrlotte, Ann, and Fanny too, 
Cheerily, heartily come along, 
Sign our pledge and sing our song. 

No strong urink shall pass our lips; 

He's in danger who but sips; 

Come, then, children, one and all, 

Answer to the temperance call, 
Cheerily, readily come along, 
Sign our pledge and sing our song> 


8. Where's the boy that would not shrink 
From the bondage of strong drink ? 
Come, then, Joseph^ Charles and Tom, 
Henry, Samuel, James, and John, 
Cheerily, eagerly come along. 
Sign our pledge and sing our song. 

4. Who have misery, want and woe ? 
All who to the bottle go. 
We resolve their road to shun. 
And in temperance paths to run. 
Cheerfully, manfully come along. 
Sign our pledge and sing our song. 

6. Good cold water does for us, 

Costs no money, makes none worse, 

Gives no bruises, steals no brains, 

Breeds no quarrels, woes or pains. 

Readily, joyfully come along. 

Sign our pledge and sing our song» 

6. Who would life and health prolong ? 

Who'd be happy, wise and strong ? 

Let alone the drunkard's bane : 

Half-way pledges are in vain. 

Cheerfully, joyfully, you and you. 
Sign the pledge, and keep it too. 


The murderous cup no more I'll take ; 

Its dregs no more I'll drain; 
That cruel spell forever break: 

"I'll be myself again.'' 
No more shall friends in sorrow weep, 

Nor partner plead in vain ; 
My sacred vows I'll ever keep : 

*' I'll be myself again." 



I'll sign the temperance pledge, 
I'll sign the temperance pledge, 
And, thus protected, I shall be 
From drink and sorrow free. 

3 The midnight hour no more I'll spend 
Nor rack my fever'd brain 
Where riot-song and orgies blend : 

"I'll be myself again." 
No more shall clamorous want invade. 

Nor base indulgence reign ; 
The paths of usefulness I'll tread: 
''I'll be myself again." 
I'll sign, &c. 

8. The drunkard's fearful doom I'll shun. 
And sin's remorseless train ; 
ril gird salvation's armour on, 

And be myself again. 
My wasted form and haggard brow 

No more shall thus remain ; 
I'll rouse each power, and conquer ncw, 
And be myself again. 

I'll sign, &c. 


L Go, go, thou that enslavest me. 

Now, now, thy power is o'er, 

Lofig, long, have I obey'd thee ; 

Now I'll not drink any more. 

No, no, no, no! 
No, I'll not drink any more 


'L Thou, tliou, bnngesi me ever, 
Deep, deep sorrow and pain ! 
Then, then, from thee I'll sever, 
Now I'll not serve thee again. 

No, no, no, no ! 
No, I'll not serve thee again. 

3. Rum, rum, thDu hast bereft me, 

Home, friends, pleasure so sweet; 
Now, now, forever I've left thee, 
Thou and I never shall meet. 

No, no, no, no! 
Thou and I never shall meet. 

4 Joys, joys bright as the mornings 

Now, now, on me will pour ; 

Hope, hope, sweetly is dawning, 

Now I'll not drink any more. 

No, no, no, no! 
No, I'll not drink any more. 


Friends of freedom ! swell the song 
Young and old, the strain prolong. 
Make the temperance aririy strong, 

And on to victory ! 
Lift your banners, let them wave, 
Onward march, a world to save: 
Who would fill a drunkard's grave 

And bear his infamy ? 

, Shrink not when the foe appears ; 
Spurn the coward's guilty fears; 
Hear the shrieks, behold t\e tears, 
Ot ruin'd families ! 

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Raise the cry in every spot, 
^^ Touch not, taste not, handle njtP 
Who would be a drunken sot, 
The worst of miseries ? 

3. Give the aching bosom rest; 
Carry joy to every breast ; 
Make the wretched drunkard blest^ 

By living soberly. 
Raise the glorious watchword high, 
^^Touch not, taste not, till you die!" 
Let the echo reach the sky, 
And earth keep jubilee. 

1. God of mercy, hear us plead : 
For thy help we intercede : 
See how many bosoms bleed, 
And heal them speedily. 
Haste, oh, haste the happy day 
When beneath its gentle ray 
Tempebance all the world shall S"fra| 
And reign triumphantly. 


1. Let the still air rejoice. 
Be every youthful voice 

Blended in one. 
While we renew our strain 
To Him with joy again 
Who sends the evening rain 

And morning sun. 

2. riis hand in beauty gives 

Each flower and plant that 'ivesj, 
Each sunny rill ; 

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Springs which our footsteps meet, 
Fountains, our lips to greet, 
Waters, whose taste is sweet, 
On rock and hill. 

5. So let each thoughtful child 
Drink of this fountain mild 

From early youth ; 
Then shall the song we raise 
Be heard in future days, 
Ours be the pleasant ways 

Of peace and truth. 


426. CM. 

I. Teacher divine, we bow the knee, 
Dependent, at thy throne ; 
Our fervent cry we raise to thee 
Oh ! leave us not alone. 

2 In vain we teach, unless thy grace 

Instruct each tender heart : 
Then deign to hear ; hide not thy face; 
Thy Spirit, Lord, impart. 

3 Without thee, we can nothing do ; 

Our weakness we confess : 
Be thou our strength, and wisdom too, 
And thus our labours blesg. 

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4. And may the sacred tie of love 
Bind us together here, — 
A foretaste give of joys above, 
Life's pilgrimage to cheer. 

427. l.M. 

L Indulgent God of love and power 
Be with us at this solemn hour: 
Smile on our souls ; our plans approve^ 
By which we seek to spread thy love. 

2. May we who teach the rising race 
Be fill'd, Lord, with every grace ; 
And may tliy Spirit from above 
Descend and bless our work of love. 

3. Thy grace to those we teach impart . 
Lord, renew each youthful heart ; 
Help them from every sin to flee 
And dedicate their lives to thee. 

4. May we in love to them abound, 
And zealous in the work be found, 
And many souls may we obtain, 
To prove our labour's not in vain. 

5. When at thine awful bar they stand, 
Oh, welcome them to thy right hand, 
To join w'th us the heavenly lays 
And sing our great Redeemers praise. 

428. lis. 

I. The mercy of .Jesus has brought us once more 
To bow at his foot-: tool, his aid to implore* 


That we who tli© office of teachers sustain 
May neither grow weary nor labour in vain. 

2. The work we engage in is great, we confess, 
And we have no might to insure its success ; 
We now are assembled assistance to seek 
From Him who has promised to strengthes 

the weak. 

3. We pray for that wisdom which comes from 

To render our duty a service of love, 
To open the minds of the children to see 
How pleasant the ways of religion must be. 

4. We ask to exhibit, in word and in deed, 
A holy example that children may read ; 
And may our endeavours all centre in this, 
Hereafter to meet them in glory and bliss. 

429 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1. At thy footstool, humbly blending 

Faith and hope with fervent prayer, 
On thy promised help depending, 
May our toils thy blessing share : 

Great Jehovah, 
Hear us ; make us still thy care. 

2. Hen reveal thy power and glory; 

Grant each teacher great success ; 
May these whom we teach adore thee, 
And their Saviour now confess : 

Holy Spirit, 
Bless us with thy quickening grace. 

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3. For thy love accept this token , 

We the young with truth would feed; 
*Twas for such thy heart was broken ; 
Thou dost for them intercede ; 

Mighty Saviour, 
Help us : 'tis thy cause we pleads 

430. S.I. 

1. How serious is the charge, 

To train the infant mind ! 
'Tis God alone must give the heart 
To such a work inclined. 

2. May we, in Christian bonds, 

The Christian name adorn 
By active deeds for public good, 
Nor mind the sinner's scorn. 

3. While wicked men unite 

Our youth to lead aside, 
'Tis ours to show them wisdom's path, 
In wisdom's path to guide. 

4. Dependent, Lord, on thee 

Our humble means to bless. 
We gladly join our hearts and hands 
And look for large success. 

431. S.M. 

1 Save all my children. Lord ! 
For less I dare not ask : 
I know thou wilt fulfil tky word 
If I fulfil my task. 

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2. Thy word is, ^' Work and pray ; 
Toil on, 'mid hopes and fears ; 
The sowing brings the reaping day, 
The harvest follows tears." 

3 Oh, let me strive to be 

The labourer thou wilt bless, 
And hourly offer unto thee 
The works of righteousness. 

4. Yet, when my best is done, 
'Tis sin and folly still; 
My only plea is that thy Son 
Wrought out thy perfect will. 

6 Then hear me whiJe I ask, 

** Save all my children, Lord!" 
While I,' in faith, fulfil my task, 
Do thou fulfil thy word. 

432. H. M. 

1. Grace shall our souls inspire 

With holy love to all; 
Nor let us ever tire 

Where want and duty call ! 
Oh» let it ne'er be said again, 
*«What do ye more than other men?** 

2. The wretched we would seek. 

The naked we would clothe, 
The mists of folly break 

With sacred life and love. 
The mourner cheer, the hungry feed, 
And for tne poor and needy plead . 

SSO teachers' MEETl'NOS. 

3 Does Jesus intercede 

Before his Father's throne ? 
Did he on Calvary bleed, 

And wear the thorny crown ? 
And all for us ! Oh, love divine I 
Jesus, our all be ever thine. 

4. The promise we receive 
Will amply, then, repay 
The mite we freely give 

To these dear youths to-day , 
Accept the offering we impart, 
The tribute of a grateful heart. 

483. 7s. 

1. Christ was teaching all the day 

Where the throng of hearers met, 
And at night retired to pray 
In the mount of Olivet. 

2. He on no soft couch reposed 

Through the 'custom'd hours of s^eep; 
But when others' eyes were closed 
He awoke to pray and weep. 

3. All the labours we have shared, 

Oh, how poor, and little worthy 
When with those, so great, compared, 
Of our Saviour upon earth! 

4. Oh, may gratitude inspire 

tls to follow him above! 
Then our hearts will never tire 
In these humble deeds cf love. 

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434. S.M. 

1. Sow in the morn thy seed, 

At eve hold not thy hand ; 
To doubt and fear give thou no heed : 
Broad-cast it round the land. 

2. The good, the fruitful ground, 

Expect not here nor there ; 
O'er hill and dale by spots 'tis found: 
Go forth, then, everywhere. 

3. Thou know'st not which may thrive, 

The late or early sown ; 
Grace keeps the precious germ alive, 
When and wherever strewn. 

4. Thou canst not toil in vain: 

Cold, heat, anil moist and dry, 
Shall foster and mature the grain 
For garners in the sky. 

6 Then when the glorious end. 
The day of God, is come. 
The angel reapers shall descend 
And shout the *' Harvest-home!" 

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1. Toil on, teachers ! toil on boldly ! 
Labour on, and watch and pray. 
Men may scoff and treat you coldly 
Heed them not, go on ycur way; 

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Jesus is a loving master ; 

Cease not, then, his work to do; 
Cleave to him still closer, faster, 

He will own and honour you. 

2. Toil on, teachers ! earnest, steady, 

Sowing well the seed of truth, 
Always willing, cheerful, ready, 

Watching, praying for your youth* 
Patient, firm and persevering, 

Leaning on the promise sure ; 
Prayer will surely gain a hearing. 

Faithful to the end endure. 

8 Toil on, teachers! you are doing 

What the Saviour well approves ; 
Satan seeks young souls to ruin, 

Jesus to redeem them loves ; 
Kindly still he looks upon them, 

Tenderly he calls them near, 
Sheds his grace and mercy on them 

While his blessed voice they hear. 

4. Toil on, teachers ! in due season 

Keaping-time will surely come; 
You shall yet have glorious reason 

To rejoice in harvest-home; 
Many a shining one in glory, 

As the endless ages roll, 
Shall reveal the welcome story 

How by you Christ saved his soul. 

436. I.M. 

!. *' Where two or three, with sweet accord. 
Obedient to their sovereign Lord, 


Meet to recount his acts of grace, 
And offer solemn prayer and praise, 

2 " There,*' says the Saviour, <* will I be, 
Amid this little company, 
To them unveil my smiling face. 
And shed my glories round the place." 

3. We meet at thy command, Lord, 
Relying on thy faithful word ; 
Now send thy Spirit from above, 
Now fill our hearts with heavenly lov« 

437. L.M. 

1. Come, Christian brethren, ere we part, 
Join every voice and every heart ; 
One solemn hymn to God we raise, 
One final song of grateful praise. 

2. Teachers, we here may meet no more : 
But there is yet a happier shore ; 

And there, released from toil and paiiij 
Dear brethren, we shall meet again. 


43$. (i, Double. 

1 Come, children, ere we part. 
Bless the Redeemer's name ; 


J;iu every tongue and heart 
To celebrate Ms fame, — 

Jesus, the children's Friend, 
Him whom our souls adoie, 

His praises have no end; 
Praise him for evermore. 

2. If here we meet no more, 
May we in realms above, 
With all the saints, adore 
Redeeming grace and love. 
Jesus, &c. 

439. 8s&7s. 

1 Heavenly Father, grant thy blessing, 

While thy praise we humbly sing: 
Sinful hearts and lives confessing. 

Nothing worthy can we brings 
Yet thy book of love hath taught us 

Thou wilt kindly bow thine ear: 
For the sake of Him who bought i.a 

We may call, and thou wilt hear. 

2 What a boon to us is given, 

Thus to lift our voice on high, 
Well assured the ear of Heaven 

Hears our wants and will supply 
Weak and sinful, oh, how often 

Must we look to God alone 
For his grace our hearts to soften 

And sustain us as his own ! 

S. Bless, Lord, this happy meeting. 
While we stay, and when we go: 


Here oui hearts in friendly greeting 

(jlladly join thy praise below; 
But all earthly unions sever, 

All their pleasures quickly fly: 
Oh for grace to praise thee ever, 

In that better world on high! 

410. H.M. 

1. Deae Father, ere we part, 

Now let thy grace descend, 
And fill each youthful heart 

With peace from Christ our Friend, 
May showers of blessings from above 
Descend and fill our hearts with love. 

2. May we in after-years 

With gratitude review 
The service of this day, 
The work we now pursue, 
And speed our way to worlds above, 
With hearts all fired with holy love. 

8. We know that soon on earth 
The fondest ties must end, — 
Our own most cherish'd hopes 
T<v death's cold hand must bend ; 
The fairest flowers, in all their bloom, 
Must soon lie withered in the tomb. 

4. Then, when our spirits leave 
These tenements of clay, 
May they to God, who gave, 
Ascend, in endless day. 
And sing, with parents, teachers, friends. 
That anthem sweet, which never ends. 


441. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

i. Now is past the time of teaching 
Ended is the hour we love, 
Hush'd the voice of friends, beseeching 
Us to seek for joys above: 

Precious Sabbaths I 
Swiftly, oh, they swiftly move. 

2. Wake, then, every tender feeling, 

Ere from school we go away; 
Saviour, come, thy grace revealing; 
In our hearts assert thy sway : 

Bless us, parting, 
On this sacred Sabbath-day. 

3, Soon our Sabbaths will be ended, 

All our Sabbath-schools be past; 
Like the leaf to earth descended, 
Wither' d in the autumn blast 

Life is passing; 
We must see the grave at last. 

I- Then may heaven be beaming o'er us 
With its glories, sunny bright; 
And, with millions, saved before us, 
May we join, in worlds of light: — 

Praising Jesus, 
Where the Sabbath knows no nighi 

442. n h 6s. (6 lines.) 

I. A SONQ, a song of gladness! — 
For, though we here may part, 
Breathe not a note of sadness; 
We still are join'd in heart: 


And long will we remember 
This happy Sabbath-day 

2. Around thy throne of glory, 
Blest Jesus, angels sing, 
Telling to all the story 

Of Christ, the Saviour-King: 
'Tis this that tunes our voices 
This happy Sabbath-day. 

3 Send us a parting blessing, 
Father, from above; 
May we, thy grace possessing. 
Be saved, to sing thy love, 

And spend in heaven, forever, 
A long and happy day ! 

443. 8s k 7s. 

Praise we Him by whose kind favour 

Heavenly truth has reach'd our ears: 
May its sweet, reviving savour 

Fill our hearts, dispel our fears. 
Truth — how sacred is the treasure! 

Teach us. Lord, its worth to know^ 
Vain the hope and short the pleasure 

Which from other sources flow. 

Lord, the truth we have been hearing 

Now to every heart apply; 
In the day of thine appearing, 

May we share thy people's joy. 
Till thou take us hence forever, 
Saviour, guide us with thine eye; 
• May it be our sole endeavor 
Thinf* to live ande thine to die! 


144. H.M. 

On what has now been sown 

Thy blessing, Lord, bestow; 
The power is thine alone 

To make it spring and grow. 
Do thou the gracious harvest raise, 
And thou alone shalt have the praise 

445. S.M. 

1 Once more, before we part, 

We'll bless the Saviour's name: 
Record his mercies, every heart ; 
Sing, every tongue, the same. 

2. May we receive his word. 

And feed thereon and grow 
Go on to seek and know the Lord, 
And practice what we know. 

446. L. M. 

1. Dear partner of our hopes and fears, 

And wilt thou here no longer dwell, 
To share our toils and joys and tears, — 
And must we bid a sad farewell? 

2. Yes, thou must fill thy future lot 

Far from thy fond and cherish'd frienls* 
But not to be by us forgot. 

While life its beating pulses spends. 

S. We'll think of thee amid the scene 
Of each returning Sabbath-day, 


And nowhere else with grief so keen 
Will mourn that thou art far away. 

We'll think of thee whene'er we meet 
Our weekly lessons to prepare, 

Nor deem our social band complete 

Whilst thou, dear friend, art wanting there 

447. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

, Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, 
Fill our hearts with joy and peace; 
Let us each, thy love possessing. 
Triumph in redeeming grace: 

Oh, refresh us. 
Travelling through this wilderness. 

, Thanks we give, and adoration. 
For thy gospel's joyful sound; 
May the fruits of thy salvation 
In our hearts and lives abound; 

May thy presence 
With us evermore be founa. 

Then, wuene'er the signal's given 

Us from earth to call away. 
Borne on angels' wings to heaven, — 

Glad the summons to obey, — 
May we ever 

Reign with Christ in endless day. 

448. LJI. 

1. Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord, 
Help us to feed upon thy word; 

fi40 CLOSING S C H O O I.. 

All that has been amiss forgive, 
And let thy truth within us live. 

2. Though we are guilty, thou art good 
Wash all our works in Jesus' blood ; 
Give every fetter'd soul release, 
And bid us all depart in peace. 

449. 7s. 

1 . Foil a season call'd to part, 

L^t us now ourselves commend 
To the gracious eye and heart 
Of our ever-present Friend. 

2. Jesus, hear our humble prayer: 

Tender Shepherd of thy sheep, 
Let thy mercy and thy care 
All our souls in safety keep. 

450. I. BI. 

1 From all that dwell below the skies, 
Let the Creator's praise arise; 

Let the Redeemer's name be sung 
Through every land, by every tongue. 

2 Eiernal are thy mercies, Lord, 
Eternal truth attends thy word ; 

Thy name shall sound from shore to shol^^5 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 

451. l.M. 

Praise God, from whom all blessings ficwl 
Praise him, all creatures here below! 


Praise him above, ye lieavenly host ! 
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 

452. l.M. 

To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honour, praise and glory given 
By all on earth and all in heaven. 

453. CM. 

To Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 

One God, whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now 

And shall be evermore. 

454. S.M. 

Ye angels round the throne. 

And saints that dwell bel^w, 
Worship the Father, praise the Son. 

And bless the Spirit, too. 

455. 8S&7S. 

May the grace of Christ our Saviour, 

And the Father's boundless love, 
With the Holy Spirit's favour, 

Kest upon us from above ! 
Thus may we abide in union 

With each other ana the Lord, 
And possess, in sweet communion, 

Joys which earth cannc t afford. 



1. The children are gathering from near and from far 
The trumpet is sounding tTie call for the war; 
The conflict is raging, 'twill be fearful and long, 
We'll gird on our armour, and be marching along,> 

Marching along, we are marching along, 
Gird on the armour, and be marching along, 
The conflict is raging, Hwill be fearful and long : 
Then gird on the armour, andlbe marching along. 

2. Tlie foe is before us, in battle a^rray, 

But let us not waver nor turn from the way. 
The Lord is our strength, be this ever our song. 
With courage and faith we are marching along. 
Marching along, &c. 

3. We've 'nsted for life, and will camp in the field; 
With Christ as our Captain, we never will yield; 
The ^' sword of the Spirit," both trusty and strong, 
We'll hold in our hands as we're marching along. 

Marching along, <fec. 

4- Through conflicts and trials our crown we must 
For here we contend 'gainst temptation and sin; 
But one thing assures us, we cannot go wrong, 
If trusting our Saviour, while marching along. 
Marching along, <fec. 



A broken heart, my God, my King 217 

A charge to keep I have 293 

A crown of glory brigLt 345 

A mourning class, a vacant seat 305 

A sinner, Lord, behold I stand 202 

A song, a song of gladness 442 

Again we meet, Lord 2 

Alas! and did my Saviour bleed 197 

Alas! what hourly dangers rise 25 

All hail the power of Jesus' name 47 

AM the week we spend 5 

Almighty Father, heavenly King 45 

Almighty God, thy piercing.eye 63 

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound 237 

Am I a soldier of the cross 24^ 

Among the deepest shades of night 70 

And will the Judge descend 313 

Angry words are lightly spoken 285 

Anotiher six days' work is done 137 

Another week has passed away 4 

Around the throne of God in heaven... 336 

Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep 300 

Assembled in our school once more 3 

At thy footstool, humbly blending 429 

Awake, and sing the song 39 

Awake, my soul, in joyful lays 49 

Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve 246 

Away from home to school we come 10 




Beautiful Zion, built above 318 

Begone, unbelief 221 

Behold, a stranger at the door 15Y 

Be kind to each other 282 

Be kind to thy fa .her, for when thou wast young 283 

Bless, my soul, the living God 64 

Blest be the tie that binds 269 

Blow ye the trumpet, blow 353 

Book of grace and book of glory 125 

Breast the wave. Christian 243 

Brother, hast thou wandered far 171 

By faith I view my Saviour dying 196 

Child of sin and sorrow 192 

Children all, both great and small 421 

Children, do you love each other 287 

Children, hear the melting story 206 

Children of Jerusalem 51 

Children of the heavenly King 255 

Children, you have gone astray 183 

Christ was teaching all the day 434 

Come, children, come 187 

Come, children, ere we part , 438 

Come, children, hail the Prin o of Peace.. 84 

Come, children, join to sing 58 

Come, children, let us sweetly sing 343 

Come, children, raise your voices high 374 

Come, Christian brethren, ere we part 437 

Come, every pious heart 79 

Come hither, all ye weary souls 226 

Come, Holy Spirit, come 116 

Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove 114 

Come, join our celebration 368 

Come, let us all unite and sing..: 75 

Come, let us gladly sing 11 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs 43 

Come, let us "aise 35 

Come, let us oing of heaven above 321 



Come, let us sing cf Jesus 36 

Come, let us sweetly sing, join in full chorus.... 63 

Come, little children, oh, come unto me 212 

Come, little soldiers, join in our band.... 378 

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare 17 

Come, said Jesus' sacred voice ».. 165 

Come, schoolmates, don't grow weary 280 

Come, sing to me of heaven 324 

Come, sinner, to the gospel feast 158 

Come, sound his praise abroad 66 

Come, thou almighty King /^ 41 

Come to Calvary's holy mountain 160 

Come to Jesus, little one 172 

Come to the mercy-seat 21 

Come unto me, all ye that labour 403 

Come, ye children, and adore him 50 

Come, ye sinners, heavy laden 166 

Come, yo sinners, poor and needy 168 

Come, ye who love the Lord 38 

Day of judgment, day of wonders 312 

Days and weeks and months returning 373 

Dear Father, ere we part, 440 

Dear Jesus, ever at my side 99 

Dear partner of our hopes and fears 446 

Death has been here and borne away 306 

Delay not, delay not, sinner, draw near 177 

Depth of mercy, can there be 204 

Did Christ o'er sinners weep 199 

Dismiss us with thj?- blessing. Lord 448 

Ere on my bed my limbs I lay , 398 

Every day hath toil and trouble 273 

Father, whate'er of earthly bliss 257 

For a season called to part 449 

Friends of freedom, swell the song , 424 

From all that dwell below the skies 450 

From every stormy wind that bbws 249 



From GreenlanA'<T icy mountaics 352 

From the recesses of a lowly spirit....^...*... 404 

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild 3? 

Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead us 27» 

Give mo the wings of faith to rise 34* 

Glory to God on high 4. 

Glory to thee, my God, this night 38b 

Glory to the Father give 61 

God is love, his mercy brightens 61 

Go, go, thou that enslavest me 428 

Go thou in life's fair morning 184 

Go when the morning shineth 23 

Grace shall our souls inspire 432 

Grace! 'tis a charming sound 225 

Gracious Spirit, love divine 118 

Great Shepherd of the sheep 298 

Guide me, thou great Jehovah 239 

Gushing so bright in the morning light 408 

Hail to the Lord's Anointed 82 

Happy, happy, meet we here 371 

Happy, Saviour, would I be 110 

Hark! a voice, a heavenly voice 189 

Hark! my soul, it is the Lord 181 

Hark! ten thousand harps and voices 353 

Hark ! the voice of love and mercy 162 

Hark ! what mean those holy voices 80 

Hasten, Lord, the glorious time 362 

Hasten, sinner, to be wise 174 

H^^ar, sinner, mercy hails you 163 

Hear ye not a voice fram heaven 159 

Heavenly Father, grant thy blessing 439 

Heavenly home, heavenly home 322 

Here o'er the earth as a stranger I roam 278 

Here we meet to part agai'n B51 

Here we suffer grief and pain 350 

Hosannas were by children sung 381 

How blest the righteous when he dies 29 d 



flow j5rm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord ... 240 

How happy are they 251 

How loving is Jesus, who came from the sky.. ... 10] 

How pleasant thus to dwell below 349 

How precious is the story 88 

Holy Bible, book divine 122 

Holy Bible, well I love thee 126 

Holy Lord, our hearts prepare 24 

How serious is the charge 430 

How shall the young secure their hearts 133 

How sweet is the Sabbath, the morning of rest.. 143 

How sweet is the Sabbath to me 142 

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 223 

I am wretched, poor and needy 210 

If Jesus Christ was sent 198 

If you will turn away from sin 200 

I have a Father in the promised land 340 

I know that my Redeemer lives 113 

I know thou art gone to the home of thy rest.... 309 

I know 'tis Jesus loves my soul 98 

I lay my sins on Jesus 100 

ni awake at dawn on the Sabbath-day..,.. 8 

I love the Sabbath-school 153 

I love thy kingdom. Lord 268 

I love to have th-e Sabbath come ,. 138 

I love to steal awhile away 26 

I'm a lonely traveller here 328 

I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger 330 

I'm a young abstainer 410 

I'm but a traveller here c 337 

I'm not ashamed to own my Lord 234 

I must obey my mother 173 

Indulgent G:>d of Icve and power 427 

In the Christian's home in glory 382 

In the far better land of glory and light 108 

In the rosy light of the morning bright 55 

In the ways of true temperance. , 407 

I oug^ht to love my mother .,. ,. 389 



1 sing the mighty power of God 62 

Is this the kind return. ..^ 201 

It comes, the joyful day 415 

I think, when I read that sweet story of old 85 

I want to be an angel 339 

I want to be like Jesus ; 211 

I was a wandering sheep 214 

I was once a thoughtless wanderer 185 

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills 402 

I would not live alway 329 

Jerusalem, my happy homo 334 

Jesus, and shall it ever be 233 

Jesus bids me seek his face 28 

Jesus died my soul to save 94 

Jesus, I love thy charming name 227 

Jesus, lover of my soul 231 

Jesus, my Saviour and my Lord.. , 131 

Jesus says that we must love*him 106 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 365 

Jesus, tender Saviour 103 

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me 31 

Jesus, the condescending King 22 

Jesus, thou art the sinner's Friend 209 

Jesus, wo love to meet 145 

Jesus, when a little child 104 

Jesus, who knows full well 19 

Joyful, joyful, joyful be our numbers 372 

Joyfully, joyfully, onward we move 341 

Joy to the world, thf Lord is come 89 

Just as I am, without one pica 213 

Just as thou art, without one trace 169 

Kind words can never die 392 

Let every heart rejoice and sing 54 

Let the still air rejoice 426 

Let 113 love one another «.. 248 

Life's rosy morn, her golden light, 396 



Like mist on tlie mountain # 277 

Little child, do you love Jesus 92 

Little children, can you tell 382 

Little children, Jesus calls you 182 

Little drops of water 284 

Little schoolmates, can you tell 72 

Little travellers Zionward .. 288 

Lo ! he comes with clouds descending .. 314 

Lo ! on a narrow neck of land 290 

Long ago the Lord of glory 405 

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing 447 

Lord, fix our wandering thoughts 1.2 

Lord, liQ'AT an infant pray ..., 33 

Lord, in the morning thou shait hear 71 

Lord, I would come to thee 203 

Lord, I would own thy tender care 296 

Lord, teach a little child to pray 29 

Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through.. 69 

Lord, we come before thee now IS 

Love divine, all love excelling 241 

Majestic sweetness sits enthroned 93 

Mary to the Saviour's tomb 395 

May I resolve with all my heart , 266 

May the grace of Christ our Saviour 455 

'Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaints 348 

Morn amid the mountains 74 

Must Jesus bear the cross alone 292 

My Bible! 'tis a book divine 124 

My country, 'tis of thee. 391 

My days are gliding swiftly by , 271 

My dear Redeemer and my Lord 236 

My faith looks up to thee 232 

My Father, when I come to thee 117 

My home is in heaven, my rest is not here 325 

My Saviour has gone to prepare 319 

My soul, be on thy guard , 291 

My times are in thy hands.... ....,,. ,»..,. 272 



NTearer, vay God, to thee 242 

N'ot alJ the blood of beasts 22? 

Now c(/ndescend, almighty King 1 

Now 1 lay me down to sleep 399 

Now is past the time of teaching 441 

Now is the accepted time , 178 

Now to the Lord a noble song 46 

O'er the gloomy hills of darkness 357 

Oft as the boll with solemn toll 301 

God, to thy promise our hearts humbly cling.. 52 

Jesus, delight of my soul 238 

Lord, behold before thy throne 30 

my soul, what means this sadness 216 

thou, before whose graciois throne 397 

thou that hearest prayer 115 

thou who wouldst not have 170 

Oh, bless the Lord, my soul 44 

Oh, come, children, come to toe Saviour to-day 188 

Oh, come, come away, from all that can enslave 418 

Oh, come in life's gay morning 186 

Oh, come let us sing 37 

Oh, do not be discouraged.. 281 

Oh for a closer walk with God 228 

Oh for a heart to praise my God 264 

Oh for a thousand tongues to sing 40 

Oh, say not I will yet delay 179 

Oh, send forth the Bible, more precious than gold 129 

Oh that my load of sin were gone 218 

Oh, there will be mourning 31fi 

Oh, 'tis a folly and a crime 259 

Oh, turn ye, oh, turn ye, for why will ye die .... 208 

Oh, welcome the day, the Sabbath-day returning 141 

Oh, we love to come to our Satbath home 146 

Oh, what amazing words of grace 155 

Oh, where shall rest be found 258 

Once more, before we part 445 

Once more, my soul, the rising day 65 

Once wag heard the song of children %3 



One sweetly-solemn thought 33? 

One there is above all others 87 

On Sabbath morning, oh, how pleasant 6 

On the mountain-top appearing 360 

On what has now been sown.... 444 

Our Father in heaven 13 

Our Saviour bids the children come yi 

Our youthful hearts with temperance burn 411 

Out on an ocean all boundless we ride 276 

Peaceful be thy silent slumber 307 

Pleasant is the Sabbath-bell in the light 144 

Plunged in a gulf of dark despair 180 

Poor and needy though I be 68 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow 451 

Praise to God, the great Creator 34 

Praise we Him by whose kind favou? 443 

Prayer is appointed to convey 20 

Prayer is the souFs sincere desire 14 

Precious Saviour of salvation 375 

Preserved by thine almighty power 366 

Rejoice in the Lord 78 

Religion is the chief concern 261 

Remember thy Crea^r now 260 

Return and. come to God 205 

Return, wanderer, return 156 

Rise, n-y £oul, and stretch thy wings 254 

Rock of Ages, cleft for me 230 

Rous*i j% at the Saviour's call 191 

Safely through another week 136 

Save all my children, Lord 431 

Saviour, at thy footstool bending Ill 

Saviour, like a shepherd lead us 109 

Saviour, Source of every blessing 112 

Saviour, visit thy plantation ,. 27 

Say, brothei3, wiU you meet us ♦. 381 



Say, sinner, hatb a voice within 175 

See the kind Shepherd, Jesus, stands. ...c 95 

Shout the tidings of salvation 354 

Show pity. Lord, Lord, forgive 215 

Sing, my soul, His wondrous love 67 

Sinners, turn, why will ye die 164 

Sinners, will you scorn the message 167 

Sister, tliou -vast mild and lovely 303 

Skeptic, spare that Book 132 

Slave of the cup, beware 416 

Softly the drunkard's wife ,.,. 41? 

So let our lips and lives express 247 

Some love to drink from the foaming brink 412 

Soon as I heard my Father say 154 

Sow in the morn thy seed 434 

Sparkling and bright in its liquid light 413 

Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears 145 

Stay, thou insulted Spirit, stay 120 

Suffer little children to come unto me 401 

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing 207 

Sweet was the time when first I felt 220 

Take ray heart, Father, take it 121 

Teacher divine, we bow the knee.. 426 

Thank God for the Bible, 'tis there that wo find. 128 

-Thanks to our heavenly Father 380 

That awful day will surely come 311 

The Author of salvation ... 90 

The Bible, the Bible, more precious than gold. 128 

The children are gathering from near and 456 

The day is past and gone 267 

The drink that's in the drunkard's bowl 420 

The gospel comes with welcome news 222 

The heavens declare thy glory, Lord 134 

The lambs of Jesus, who are they - 252 

The Lord attends when children pray 15 

The Lord is my Shepherd, how happy am 1 97 

The Lord my Shepherd is 9Q 

The mercy of Jesus has brought us on-^e more... 428 

The morning light is breaking ,., 361 



The morning sky is bright and clear 9 

The murderous cup no more I'll take 422 

The pearl which worldlings covet 253 

There is a Fountain, filled with blood 224 

There is a Friend we ought to love 86 

There is a glorious world of light 317 

There is a God who reigns above 296 

There is a happy land 338 

There is a land above 326 

There is a land of pure delight 320 

There is an hour of peaceful rest ,.... 3t7 

There is no name, so sweet on earth 383 

There is a path that leads to God 25ft 

There's a song the angels sing 81 

There is no name so sweet on earth 383 

The Sabbath-school's a place of prayer 148 

The Spirit in our hearts 119 

The Sunday -school" army is gathered once more 367 

The Sunday-school, how dear to me 149 

The Sunday-school, that blessed place 147 

The s^ that lights the world shall fade 384 

The temperance band is coming 406 

This is the day the Lord hath made 139 

Time is winging us away 274 

'Tis a point I long to know 265 

*Tis religion that can give 262 

Thou art gone to the grave, but we will not 310 

Thou blest Redeemer, dying Lamb 102 

Thou Guardian of our youthful days 107 

Thy will be done 400 

To-day the Saviour calls 176 

To-day we come with singing 369 

To do to others as I would , 390 

To Father, Son and Holy Ghost...., 453 

To God the Father, God the Son 452 

Toil on, teachers, toil on boldly 436 

To-morrow, Lord, is thine 275 

To our dear Sabbath-school there ought many to 363 

To praise the Saviour's name , 48 

To thee, blesfced Saviour 379 




To the sports of the thoughtless or pleasures of.. 151 

To the wandering and the weary 193 

To thy pastures green and fair 105 

Touch not the cup, it is death to thy soul 419 

Wake the song of jubilee 355 

We all love one another 394 

We are bound for th^ land of the pure and the.... 342 

We are but young, yet we may sing 294 

We are out on an ocean sailing 279 

We bring no glittering treasure 377 

We come, we come, in joyous train 370 

We go the way that leads to God..... 289 

We lay thee in the silent tomb 304 

Welcome, delightful morn 135 

Welcome, welcome, day of rest 140 

Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer 219 

We lift our voices 376 

We'll come while yet all glowing 59 

We'll not give up the Bible..... 130 

We love the Sabbath-school, the place ,^,^ 150 

We love to sing together 152 

We meet for evening prayer 356 

We're marching to the promised land 331 

We're travelling home to heaven above 190 

What is it shows my soul the way 127 

What makes the poor man poorer still 414 

Wh-at various hindrances we meet 16 

When all thy mercies, my God 297 

When beautiful flowers impart their perfume.... 323 

When I can read my title clear 327 

When, his salvation bringing 5^ 

When I sleep and when I wake 76 

When I survey the wondrous cross 235 

When little Samuel woke 77 

When o'er earth is breaking 73 

When shall the voice of singing 364 

When shall we meet again 387 

When the harvest" ^s past ard the summer is 195 



When the morning light drives away the nig-it.. 7 

When thou, mj righteous Judge, shalt come 315 

When through the torn sail 393 

Where two or three with sweet accord 436 

Where wo oft have met in gladness 308 

While thee I seek, protecting Power 250 

While, with ceaseless course, the sun 385 

Who are these in bright array 335 

Why should we start and fear to die...... .,... 302 

With banner and with badge we come 409 

With joy we meditate the grace... 263 

Words are things of little cost 286 

Would you be as angels are 56 

Ye angels, round the throne 454 

Ye angels, who stand round the throne 344 

Y^ hearts, with youthful vigour warm 194 

Yes, we trust the day is breaking ,...,.. 359 

f e wretohel, hungry, starving poor,. c, .... 161 


ippECTioN, brotherly, 282, 284, 287. 

filial, 283. 
A-ngry words, 285, 286. 
A.nniversaries, 366-383. 

Bible, 122-134. 

comfort of, 125. 

instruction from, 122, 124, 127, 131, 18S 

perfection of, 134. 

prized, 123, 126, 128-130, 132. 

Chants, 400-405. 
Christian fellowship, 269. 
Christmas, 382, 383, 405 
Church, love to, 268. 
Closing school, 438-455. 
Confession of sin, 173. 
Country, our, 391. 

Death, 299-310. 

of a Christian, 299, 302, 309, 31C. 

of a scholar, 303-308. 

of a teacher, 307, 308. 

preparation for, 301. 

sleeping in Jesus, 300. 
Delay, warnings against, 174, 177, 179. 
Dismission, 438-455. 
Doxologies, 451-455. 

Eternity, 384, 

Evening Hymn. 26, 267 388, 398, 399. 


Faith in Jesus, 100-113. 
Farewell to a teacher, 396. 

God, confidence in, 68, 154, 250. 

love and goodness praised, 44, 4^ 50, 59, 61g 
64, 67, 74, 75. 

omnipotence, 62. 

omnipresence, 7-0, 73, 76. 

omniscience, 63, 69. 

rejoicing in, 78. 

revealed in works and word, 77. 

the Lord of all, 66. 
Golden rule, 390. 
Gospel, spread of, 357, 359-364. 

trumpet, 358. See Bible. 
Grace, 222, 225, 237. 
Gratitude, 4, 45, 389, 433. 

Heaven, 317-351. 

a home, 337, 348-351. 

a rest, 278, 324, 325, 327, 332, 347. 

bliss of, 317-319, 321, 335, 339, 345. 

children in, 336. 

desirable, 320, 326, 329, 334, 338, 344, 346 

nearer to, 333. 

prospect of, 190, 254, 255, 223, 330, 340. 

travelling to, 288, 289, 322, 328, 331, 341- 
343, 378, 386. 
Holy Spirit, 114-121. 

call of the, 175. 

Ingratitude (feplored, 201. 

Tesus Christ. See Saviour. 
Judgment, 31 1-316. 

Kind Words, 394. 

Lite, 270 -298. 


Life, conflick- of, 244-246, 256, .273, 276, 279- 2SL 

291, 292. 
Lord's prayer, 13. 
Love, holy, 241, 5? 48. 

to mankind, 93, 94. 

Mercy, pleading for, 204, 217. 

seat, 249. 
Missionary, 352-365, 396. 
Morning, 1, 65. ' 

New-Year, 385. 

Now is the accepted time, 176, 17S, . 86, 195, 208, 
259, 260, 441. 

Opening School, 1-12. 

Pearl op great price, 253. 
Perseverance, 243 
Prayer, 13-33. 

against temptation, 25. 

benefits of, 20. 

blessing of, 16. 

child's, 28, 30-33. 

constant, 19, 23. 

encouragement to, 17, 437. 

for a blessing, 27, 203, 356, 432, 440, 441. 
445, 448, 449. 

for a new heart, 202. 

for guidance, 18, 170, 239, 258, 270, 29^, 426- 

invitation to, 21. 

pleasing to God, 22. 

Spirit of, 15, 24 
Praise, 34-60, 376. 

for daily mercies, 35, 72, 296, 297, 366. 

for gospel blessings, 37, 354. 

invitation to, 38, 56, 58, 446. 

Of chUdren, 377, 381. 


Praise to Lord of all, 84. 

to the Saviour, 39, 40, 43, 47-49, 52, 63, 
108, 112, 355, 370, 374, 375, 379, 438, 443, 
to the Trinity, 60. 
universal, 34, 54, 353, 365, 450. 
Punctuality, 7, 8. 

Religion, 220, 247, 261, 269, 

comfort of, 155, 160, 161, 165, 207, 220, 262. 
Repentance, 196-219, 185. 

call to, 156-158, 163, 164, 166, 167, 169, 171* 
172, 192, 194, 200, 205, 206, 212, 226. 

desire for, 210, 211, 215, 218. 
Responsibility, 293, 295, 431. 

of the young, 294. 

Sabbath, 135-145. 

improvement of, 136, 137, 145. 

its delights, 139, 142-144. 

welcome to, 135, 138, 140, 141. 
Sabbath-school, 146-153. 

celebrations. See Anniversaries. 

delight in, 5, 6, 146, 151-153. 

duties, 11. 

privileges, 2, 3, 9, 10, 147-150. 
Sanctification, 228, 242. 
Saviour, 79-113. 

a Friend, 86, 87, 99, 107 216 

a Guide, 232. 

a refuge, 230, 231. 

a teacher, 434. 

as a King, 82. 

birth of, 80, 81, 88, 89 

call of, 187, 191, 193. 

coming to, 91, 110, 111. 159, 182, 183, 188 
189, 213. 

compassion of, 199, 209, 263, 

example of, 104, 236. 


Saviour, faithfulness of, 234, 240, 

faith in, 221. 

hosannas to, 51, 67, 83. 

humiliation of, 90, 103. 

lambs of, 252. 

love of the, 101, 181, 395. 

love to the young, 85, 92, 98. 

not ashamed of, 233. 

on the cross, 162, 196, 197, 235. 

our Shepherd, 95-97, 105, 106, 109. 

precious, 223, 227, 238, 251. 

redemption by, 36, 55, 79, 102, 180, 224, 228 
Self-examination, 265. 
Shepherd, love of, 214. See Saviour. 
Sincerity, 266. 
Submission, 257, 264, 272. 
Surrender, 219. 

Teachers* Meetings, 426-437. 
Teacher, encouraged, 434, 435 

illness of, 397. 
Temperance, 406-425. 
Time, importance of, 275, 290. 

rapid, 271, 

short, 274, 277. 
To-day, the season for conversion, 198. 

Warnings and Invitations, 154-1 9&. 
Worship, 12, 71. 

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